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  • How to Invent Everything

  • A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
  • By: Ryan North
  • Narrated by: Ryan North
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past...and then broke? How would you survive? With this book as your guide, you'll survive - and thrive - in any period in Earth's history. Best-selling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North tells you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted - from first principles. This manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Tim McNerney on 11-26-18

this title is accurate

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Reviewed: 11-12-18

Ryan North is a comedy genius. His other books are great, Dinosaur Comics, Adventure Time and Squirrel Girl are all fantastic. Here, he tackles, well, everything - explaining how the most mundane and complex things that form civilization work - just in case you are stranded after using a time machine in the distant past and may need to create that thing from scratch.
The narration is pretty good, by the author himself - and good care was taken to render the many tables and infographics on the book understandable in audio form (to some great comedy effect here and there)
overall, amazing and enlightening: I might not be able to create eveything after listening to it, but I sure understand the whole world a bit better.

  • Room to Dream

  • By: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
  • Narrated by: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 451
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    5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 416

An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family - adapted by David Lynch from the print book especially for this audio program. In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he’s faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Room to Dream is peachy keen!

  • By The Walking Dude on 07-04-18

amazing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

the audiobook is unabridged on the author's sections but more of an interview on David Lynch's sections - and it's even better for it. please read the book as well, they're both amazing and deep learning experiences on the creative process and life!

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,554

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By j phillips on 05-28-17

Masterpiece

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Reviewed: 03-30-18

One of the most engrossing narratives both in literature and narration I ever came across. Not without its faults of course, but the audiobook actually makes the slow parts of the book more entertaining and believable.