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  • The Mirage Factory

  • Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles
  • By: Gary Krist
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Little more than a century ago, the southern coast of California - bone-dry, harbor-less, isolated by deserts and mountain ranges - seemed destined to remain scrappy farmland. Then, as if overnight, one of the world’s iconic cities emerged. At the heart of Los Angeles’ meteoric rise were three flawed visionaries: William Mulholland, an immigrant ditch-digger turned self-taught engineer; D.W. Griffith, who transformed the motion picture from a vaudeville-house novelty into a cornerstone of American culture; and Aimee Semple McPherson, a charismatic evangelist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for any Los Angeleno

  • By E. Olsen on 09-26-18

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Superbly written and narrated. You will love it. Hands down, favorite book of the year.

  • The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

  • Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.
  • By: Elaine Pofeldt
  • Narrated by: Elaine Pofeldt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring!

  • By Anonymous User on 01-04-18

Narration Is Just Fine

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

A great, brief read. Full of fantastic case studies.

Concerns over narration are overblown.

Listen, and then do.

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  • The Fire Next Time

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Jesse L. Martin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,068
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,042

At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with this eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Sadly Relevant

  • By Steve M on 03-20-16

Yes. Yes. Yes.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Fellow white people: READ THIS BOOK. Expand your mind, see the world through the eyes of another. Do this now.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful