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  • Unspeakable

  • By: Chris Hedges
  • Narrated by: Chris Hedges, Michael Quinlan
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Chris Hedges has been telling truth to (and against) power since his earliest days as a radical journalist. He is an intellectual bomb-thrower who continues to confront American empire in the most incisive, challenging ways. The kinds of insights he provides into the deeply troubled state of our democracy cannot be found anywhere else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complexity of corporate neoliberalism explained

  • By Dwayne on 11-09-16

This is easily Chris Hedges' best book yet!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Unspeakable to be better than the print version?

Dunno. Didn't read it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Unspeakable?

His perspective on the New York Times newspaper (and media in general) is so perfectly stated that it rivals some of Noam Chomsky's work. That's why this is his best damn book yet! Hedges covers a lot of territory in this book and all this checks out from everything that I've learned so far. Yikes! Haha....

Have you listened to any of Chris Hedges and Michael Quinlan ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He's an awesome speaker most of the time. Every so often a crazy thing might happen but 99 percent of the time you're gonna get your money's worth. Some of his books need to be 20 percent shorter yet I wish this one was longer.

If you could give Unspeakable a new subtitle, what would it be?

'Brian Rainstorm calls this is my BEST book yet'

Any additional comments?

"I am a BIG Chris Hedges fan and have listened to all his books on audible.com and this one, UNSPEAKABLE, is the best yet. This book is like boxing Muhammad Ali and Ali has 'TRUTH' written on one glove and 'REALITY' written on the other one... Brace for impact!." - Brian Rainstorm

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  • A Life in Parts

  • By: Bryan Cranston
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,935

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a United Way commercial. Soon Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, memorizing and reenacting favorite scenes with his older brother. Acting was clearly the boy's destiny - until one day his father disappeared. Suddenly destiny took a backseat to survival. Seeking something more stable, perhaps subconsciously trying to distance himself from his absent father, Cranston decided on a career in law enforcement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They're all good parts.

  • By kelli mcgourty on 10-23-16

Umm... Steak and eggs!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Where does A Life in Parts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have listened to over 200 books and this is one of my favorites.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The biker at the diner because he gave some good advice and also the painter who knew how to settle business debts.

Which scene was your favorite?

Crazy chick knocking on the door.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was the first one to read it and rate it I'm pretty sure. Two days the day it came out and I was finished.

Any additional comments?

"This book, A LIFE IN PARTS, is like a music album with no filler - ALL the songs are awesome and Bryan Cranston gives a truly great read/interpretation of it as only he, being its author, can." - Brian Rainstorm

  • Lucky Bastard

  • My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV
  • By: Joe Buck
  • Narrated by: Joe Buck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, calling the World Series every year, announcing the Super Bowl every three years. They know his father, Jack Buck, is a broadcasting legend and that he was beloved in his adopted hometown of St. Louis. Yet they have no idea who Joe really is. Or how he got here. In Lucky Bastard, Joe takes the listener into the broadcast booth and into his childhood home. Hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking, this is a book that any sports fan will love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Do I love or hate Joe Buck?

  • By Boyd Tschaggeny on 02-16-17

I thought you were the guy in Midnight Cowboy...

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I always enjoy when a narrator reads their own book. At least they can't say they were misquoted.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lucky Bastard?

When he told about how that comedy guy Lange came on his showed and made him feel like Little Bo Peep.

Have you listened to any of Joe Buck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Joe Buck is always a good listen so long as he doesn't destroy his voice unintentionally.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Hi, I'm Joe Buck...but not from Midnight Cowboy...but I have as much money as he does...wanna shag?" That would be my tag line.

Any additional comments?

Still waiting for a memorable call but don't worry kid, you got time...

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