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  • Anarchism and Other Essays

  • By: Emma Goldman
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Among the men and women prominent in the public life of early 20th-century America there are but few whose names are mentioned as often as that of Emma Goldman. Yet the real Emma Goldman is almost quite unknown. Here are powerful, penetrating, prophetic essays on direct action, the role of minorities, prison reform, puritan hypocrisy, and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narration is crazy spectacular

  • By Don M. Smith on 03-17-17

Emma Goldman was a hero!

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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: 01-04-19

Anarchism and Other Essays is a truly epochal text. It laid the foundations for Anarchs-Feminism and influenced countless 20th century and contemporary Anarchists! A must read for any self respecting Leftist and/or Feminist!

  • Uncompromising Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 14
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy. But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one...and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 01-06-19

A bittersweet farewell

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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: 10-21-18

I love David Weber and the Honorverse in particular. With all its complexity, action, political intrigue, and Treecats, every novel feels like the best Blockbuster movie ever, over and over again. Honor herself is also such a great and compelling character. Letting her go, although I believe is the right decision for the series going forward, is hard for me to do. That being said, although many plot threads were still left unresolved, the resolution to the story of Honor that began at Basilisk Station was a satisfying one. I really can’t wait to see how Anton Zilwicki, Damian Harahap, Firewatch, and others deal with the Mesans. Here’s to where we’ve been, and to where we’ve yet to go!

  • Bad Reception

  • By: Justin Michael, Eric Martin
  • Narrated by: Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, Kyle Mooney, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

[Contains explicit content] Get ready for a completely improvised and unscripted Audible Original that invites you to listen in on the funniest phone calls from the world’s weirdest town. Bad Reception is an entirely improvised comedy, set entirely on the phone. A cast of over 40 top comedians and improvisers brings to life (and completely makes up) the story of South Grampers, Northern California - the Movie Theater Butter Capital of the World.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it.

  • By dulce on 09-27-18

Truly Astounding

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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: 09-30-18

Improv comedy has never been so well done! Over 6 hours of coherent story through short scenes that if no one had told me I would have guessed were carefully scripted. Each and every performer was both amazing and hilarious. I didn’t know what would happen next, but I knew it would be fun!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Red Clocks

  • A Novel
  • By: Leni Zumas
  • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker, Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 415

In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Need to read it in print

  • By swissviss on 11-15-18

Horrifyingly Real and yet Utterly Foreign

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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: 04-27-18

With Donald Trump as our President it seems like anything awful is possible. This book takes the next hypothetical step in the Right’s attack on everyone but cis straight white rich men and portrays a world where hours old embryos have more rights than many felons. It’s a much needed exploration of the highly gendered assumptions both women and men make about their respective gender roles in society. The world of Red Clocks is both completely alien (no legal abortion, a Pink Wall between the US and Canada, IVF outlawed, adoption only open to married couples) and yet is utterly familiar (life goes on, people adapt, there is still kind and empathetic individuals, etc.) Leni Zumas did an excellent job in constructing her story. Would HIGHLY recommend!

13 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • Dreadnought

  • By: April Daniels
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Danny Tozer has a problem: She just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world's greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she's transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny's body into what she's always thought it should be. Now there's no hiding that she's a girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beating super villains? Easy. Self-acceptance...?

  • By randomsai on 10-29-17

An original take on the Superhero genre’

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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: 04-07-18

Superhero stories are ubiquitous nowadays. Finding a novel interpretation of the genre is rare. But a story about a 15 year old Transgender superhero who is portrayed just like any other cis and/or straight character is simply amazing! Not only is there plenty of villain monologuing, near death escapes, and epic fights, but there is also plenty of social commentary on transphobia, transitioning, and mental abuse. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone interested in super hero stories, gender/LGBTQ+ studies, or both!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Privateer

  • Alexis Carew, Book 5
  • By: J. A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

A cease-fire in the war with Hanover leaves Lieutenant Alexis Carew on half-pay, in-atmosphere, and with her ship laid up in ordinary until called upon once more for the needs of the Service. It would be a tranquil, peaceful life, if not for the influx of asteroid miners seeking their fortunes, the uncertainties of her inheritance, and the nagging certainty that her current life is not what she really wants. She’d give anything to command a ship again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The next one better be soon!

  • By Cole on 12-19-17

Another great AC Book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Sutherland has penned another fun space opera! There is plenty of action, levity, and general fun. I highly recommend it!

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,358
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,698

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Traveling through history rather than time

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 11-04-17

Another amazing book by Clines

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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: 10-02-17

From one of the best contemporary science fiction authors comes another classic tale. It is amazing, magical, and you can’t stop listening! Ray Porter is a quality narrator as always and helps bring the story to life. Overall, bravo!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,197

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

A thoroughly original masterpiece

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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: 07-19-17

This is the first Adrian Tchaikovsky novel I've listened to. However I can tell he is a master at his craft. It is an amazing book and I highly recommend it. Mel Hudson also does a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. Overall I'm extremely pleased.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,923
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,782

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Senator Franken's Done It Again!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Senator Al Franken, one of the funniest people on the planet, has written another gem. Pick this up now!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Stars Are Legion

  • By: Kameron Hurley
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole, Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion. Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ohhh... All the Body Fluids

  • By Vincent Jeffries on 07-09-17

A truly amazing and original book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Kameron Hurley has done it again! Another innovative sff novel that is gripping, emotional, and just plain awesome!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful