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  • Nothing's Sacred

  • By: Lewis Black
  • Narrated by: Lewis Black
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now Lewis Black's volcanic eruptions can be found in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual Black?

  • By Doing-fine-in-FLA on 10-24-05

Interesting, funny and moving

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-05

Unlike the other reviewers I was pleasantly surprised by this book...I had expected another stand up routine (which would have been fine), instead I learned of his background through entertaining stories. I would not hesitate to recommend this book.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Company

  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Patrick Macnee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

In the waning days of World War II, Hitler gave his diary to a young aide for safekeeping. Now it's threatening to resurface, with explosive contents: the details of a meeting between emissaries of Hitler and Roosevelt to reach an armistice and turn their collective efforts against the Soviet Union. The American representative: a close relative of none other than the current President, Jake Cazalet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Higgins has written better

  • By Erik on 05-30-05

Higgins has written better

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-05

Higgins can spin a great WWII yarn, but this is not one of them and the reader doesn't help matters. After 2 hours I decided there were better books on this website and I stopped listening altogether...

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,619

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I will isten again and again

  • By Ann Marie on 12-27-04

Very moving

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-05

A very moving account by the creator of logotherapy, Frankl's experiences will stay with the listener long after the reading ends.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hornet Flight

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383

It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding Spy Novel

  • By C. McCoy on 03-13-05

An entertaining listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-05

You can never go wrong with Ken Follett and this book does not disappoint. An interesting plot, exciting ending and a good reading all contribute to an enjoyable listen.

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,259

In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives, a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Dina on 06-24-04

Funny and tragic

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

Reviewed: 02-26-05

A funny, poignant and at times sadly tragic book. I wish the rest of David's books were unabridged, I wonder why not?