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  • Coming into the Country

  • By: John McPhee
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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    4 out of 5 stars 152

Those who have traveled into America’s only remaining frontier rarely come back out the same. Only in Alaska can we come close to understanding what our forefathers must have felt upon their arrival in the New World. McPhee brings to this narrative the qualities that have distinguished him in the field of travel literature—tolerance, brisk, and entertaining prose, and a fascination with things most of us never bother to notice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome to Alaska

  • By James on 10-30-11

Fantastic all around.

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Reviewed: 05-14-19

This book was a great explanation of pre 1980 Alaskan living. It will definitely give you a better understanding of the bush.

  • The Box

  • How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
  • By: Marc Levinson
  • Narrated by: Adam Lofbomm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 380
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    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried 58 shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By -E on 07-23-14

what a shocking perspective.

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

This book will make you wonder about the narrative of trade and globalization as put forth by political parties (US politics). If it is to be believed, it paints a different picture of what the Vietnam war did to this country and it'll make you wonder about the value of items you buy every day.

  • Catch-22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,373

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story...Bad Production

  • By Stan on 09-27-18

listening works

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Reviewed: 02-01-19

The audible version is the only reason I made it through. It's a tough book to read.