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  • The Great Bridge

  • The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382

This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation's history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Historian and not a Novelist

  • By Tim on 06-01-12

Truly an American masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

The Building of the great Brooklyn bridge was, is and shall always be a wonder of the world. The story of its construction contains amazing life lessons as well.

  • A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868

Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than the first one!

  • By Ashley on 08-12-18

Such a great guy and an even better story

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

David Spade is such a good dude. Seriously super good book with a great and very funny story. Thanks David Spade for being so cool and for giving us a glimpse into you’re truly memorable and amazing life - I’m 54 so you know I get you and love you man. Way to make you’re beautiful momma proud. My man!

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  • Bind, Torture, Kill

  • The Inside Story of BTK, the Serial Killer Next Door
  • By: Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, L. Kelly, and others
  • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

For 31 years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK" - for "bind them, torture them, kill them" - he slaughtered men, women, and children alike, eluding the police for decades while bragging of his grisly exploits to the media. The nation was shocked when the fiend who was finally apprehended turned out to be Dennis Rader - a friendly neighbor...a devoted husband...a helpful Boy Scout dad...the respected president of his church. Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than 20 years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stomach churning

  • By 6catz on 02-19-18

Needed to be choked out

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Once they got his stash and dissected his sick mind they needed to choke this child molesting bastards last breath out him with his own belt. This piece of human filth does not deserve to breathe air.

  • Things That Matter

  • Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
  • By: Charles Krauthammer
  • Narrated by: Charles Krauthammer, George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530

A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition, and wit are collected in one volume.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, Intelligent, Don't miss this one

  • By Karen on 08-22-14

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: 07-17-18

They just don’t make men like Charles anymore. Amazing insightful book of a lifetime of geo- political stories. I love this guy and will miss him.

  • Canada

  • By: Mike Myers
  • Narrated by: Mike Myers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But, as he says, "No description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian". He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book by my favorite comedian

  • By Spencer cox on 09-21-17

One of the best autobiography’s go oh Canada

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Wow what a great book from an even better guy. I’m from Michigan and have many Canadian friends. They are all some of the most wonderful genuine nice people on the planet. Mike Meyers is just another one of these typical Canadians. This truly is an amazing story with surprises as entertaining as twinkle toes.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,693

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just wonderful!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-16

Best narrator quite a performance

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Anne Hathaway brings talent and star power to her performance and it is masterful. You know what they say, the book is always better than the movie and in this case they are right.

  • Shoot First

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

The irresistible Stone Barrington returns for another racy adventure from number-one New York Times best-selling author Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington has faced intrigue before and come out clean on the other side, but this latest turn of events might be too scandalous even for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stone Barrington

  • By MJ on 05-07-18

Stuart Woods at his best

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Stone Barrington is a great American character. Stuart Woods has done an exceptional job continuing to develop his characters and story lines.

  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,677

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I'm F'd for sure!

  • By Kerry Strong on 08-24-17

Author needs to get his facts straight

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

While I didn’t mind the book i found it only mildly helpful. The author lost me with his take on the Wright brothers and their inspirations for flying. The author should have listened to the wright brothers book on audible before using them as an inaccurate example.

  • The Prince of Tides

  • By: Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,041

Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "Prince" amongst novels

  • By Ella on 11-24-09

An American treasure

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

Pat Conroy Masterpiece. Hauntingly real very raw at times cringeworthy and frightening. You will always remember listening to prince of tides.

  • Rebel

  • My Life Outside the Lines
  • By: Nick Nolte
  • Narrated by: Nick Nolte, Christian Baskous
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood celebrity. Rising from obscurity to leading roles and Oscar nominations, he has been both celebrated and vilified in the media; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine; and suffered public humiliation over his drug and alcohol issues, including a drug-fueled trip down a "long road of nothingness" that ended in arrest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Rounded Character

  • By Jo E. St Clair on 03-24-18

Nick is a good sole

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Meet the nick Nolte you only thought you knew. Very interesting life story told raw and honest. I can’t wait to see some of the movies mentioned in the book. Enjoy audible!