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  • The Harder They Come

  • A Novel
  • By: T.C. Boyle
  • Narrated by: Graham Hamilton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 680

Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people - an aging ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover - as they careen toward an explosive confrontation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intense, gripping, absorbing

  • By Bonny on 04-10-15

my First but not Last T. C. Boyle Novel

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

A gripping tale of lost hope and failing faith in society. Does one give up. drop out and head for the mountains in frustration or does one hold on to belief and keep the faith of our better angels? if one cannot adjust to the times do they have the right to live outside the law? a book of questions with no answers or excuses.

  • The Restless Wave

  • Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
  • By: John McCain, Mark Salter
  • Narrated by: John McCain, Beau Bridges
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487

In a time when Washington, DC and the country are more polarized than they have been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. He is a model for bipartisanship and political integrity. In his 40 years in politics, McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true patriot

  • By Diane Peresie on 05-29-18

The Republican for Which he Stands

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I only knew him from scattered political news reports but through this autobiography have come to appreciate him for the Patriot and humanitarian he truly was. I am still a liberal. a product of the 60s and 70s but this man has convinced me that Republicans of his caliber, of which there seems fewer and fewer, are not the enimies of liberal thought but the protectors of free thinking and human decency. He will be sorely missed in the years ahead.

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,867

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-02-18

Talent takes a Holiday

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

A very enjoyable piece of entertainment! Great cast with an amusing theme. Makes a memorable comedy hour.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Redefining Reality

  • The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science
  • By: Steven Gimbel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Gimbel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

No subject is bigger than reality itself, and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality is undergoing continual revision and has been for centuries. The quest to pin down what's real and what's illusory is both philosophical and scientific, a metaphysical search for ultimate reality that goes back to the ancient Greeks. For the last 400 years, this search has been increasingly guided by scientists, who create theories and test them in order to define and redefine reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • mind = blown

  • By Bailey on 09-13-15

most incredible. unification lecture on reality

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This lecture series answered more questions for me than any other lecture in my life. What an amazing and entertaining lecturer! I've listened to it twice and will listen to it again sometime. This would have changed my life 40 years ago. So much knowledge and so we'll explained.

  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers - those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant work reflecting on a great passion!

  • By tony9277 on 12-18-15

mad scientists piece together the mechanical beast

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

the modern Frankenstein Mechanical Monster comes to life! Hackers bring forth dreams for future life and entreprenuers put it in a circus and sell tickets. The road to the personal pc.

  • Atlas of a Lost World

  • By: Craig Childs
  • Narrated by: Craig Childs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet, an unsparing, vivid, revelatory travelogue through prehistory that traces the arrival of the First People in North America 20,000 years ago and the artifacts that enable us to imagine their lives and fates. This book upends our notions of where these people came from and who they were.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lyrical musings on a lost world

  • By Tracy Rowan on 09-13-18

New World Prehistorics - Gone but not Forgotten

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

This enlightening and engaging listen is written as if a modern day game hunter was stalking an ancient prey through the primordial forests of time and glacial ice. It calls into question many of our accepted beliefs about where and when we first inhabited the Americas and how we survived. An adventure story of exploration and discovery.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,038

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Uninstall Acuweather and Fight the Coming Storm!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

It is not just the EPA that is being torn down for private profit but even the National Weather Service. Do you really want to pay again for weather service you already paid for?

  • Understanding Japan

  • A Cultural History
  • By: Mark J. Ravina, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark J. Ravina
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573

In an exciting partnership with the Smithsonian, The Great Courses presents these 24 lectures that offer an unforgettable tour of Japanese life and culture. Professor Ravina, with the expert collaboration of the Smithsonian's historians, brings you a grand portrait of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting and informative

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-16

one great course: interesting & very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

This course was very practical as well as extreemly informative. As my son prepared to go visit Japan, I prepared to better understand the place he was off too. My knowledge was based on World war study and pop knowledge from media. This brilliant course made me realize how little I actually knew of the Islands of the islands of the rising sun. I had to listen to it again like a favorite record!

  • The World Broke in Two

  • Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the Year That Changed Literature
  • By: Bill Goldstein
  • Narrated by: Bill Goldstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best non-fiction Audible book I've heard

  • By Brian on 09-20-17

best for those true fans of writers&,poets

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

This is not a production for the average reader. It worked for me because as a struggeling poet and writer I could relate and appreciate the biographical details of thier lives and times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Giovanni's Room

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Dan Butler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

Set in the 1950’s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin’s now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Baldwin: sensational. Butler: great. One caveat.

  • By Music Man on 06-28-14

difficult to listen & reccommend but brilliant

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Mr. Baldwin in 1956 was far ahead of his time, especially for a black writer. His raw honesty is unsetteling and thought provoking.