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  • The Call of the Weird

  • Travels in American Subcultures
  • By: Louis Theroux
  • Narrated by: Louis Theroux
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

For 10 years, Louis Theroux has been making programmes about off-beat characters on the fringes of US society. Now he revisits America and the people who have most fascinated him to try to discover what motivates them, why they believe the things they believe, and to find out what has happened to them since he last saw them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolutely fascinating listen

  • By Noam on 01-01-13

Short but good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-09

I'm disappointed this book was a bit short. However, Louis is an excellent author and reader. He expertly gives each character a unique voice. The stories are facinating, but for adults only. I highly recommend.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Accidental Billionaires

  • The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Infotainment, poorly written

  • By Charles E. Grant on 12-24-09

Entertaining and Facinating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-09

I can't believe the negitive reviews. This book is great. I loved learning about the founders of Facebook and enjoyed how the author made it a story, not a documentary.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Wild

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,420

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book that Never Left Me

  • By Craig Mitchell on 08-07-07

Awesome!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-09

A great adaptation of the book. The reader's performance is A+. The story is expanded far beyond the movie (of course) to include the Author's experience as a climber in Alaska in his 20's as well as short biographies of several other Alaska wilderness explorers. I highly recommend.

A very important book, IMHO for any young man.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful