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  • Mythology

  • By: Edith Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 783
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company, in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial best-seller in its various available formats. Mythology succeeds like no other audiobook in bringing to life for the modern listener the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good reading of classical myths

  • By Kathi on 03-18-13

Outstanding Presentation

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Reviewed: 01-25-19

I've always loved Greek Mythology, and this book truly bring it to life in all its glory and horror.

  • Upon Further Review

  • By: Mike Pesca
  • Narrated by: Shira Springer, Peter Thomas Fornatale, Jesse Eisenberg, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, it answers age-old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Must For Sports Fans

  • By Anonymous User on 12-22-18

A Must For Sports Fans

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Sports is all about what ifs, and this is a very entertaining collection of ideas about how things would be different if there were minor, sometimes major, changes.

  • I Want My MTV

  • The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution
  • By: Craig Marks, Rob Tannenbaum
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469

It was a pretty radical idea - a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined. I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Most Entertaining Book of the Year

  • By David on 10-24-12

Great Look Back At The 1980s

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-18

80s nostalgia is a big thing now. I really enjoyed this audio, reminding me why I loved MTV, and why I came to hate it when it evolved into something I didn't want.

  • Football for a Buck

  • The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL
  • By: Jeff Pearlman
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144

The United States Football League was the last football league to not merely challenge the mighty NFL but also to cause it to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, featured as many as 18 teams, secured multiple television deals, drew millions of fans, and launched the careers of legends - but then it died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner, a New York businessman named Donald Trump. Jeff Pearlman draws on more than 400 interviews to unearth all the salty, untold stories of one of the craziest sports entities to have ever captivated America.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to hear it to believe it. Incredible!

  • By Tanya White on 09-27-18

Funny and Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

This is without a doubt the funniest and craziest sports story I have ever heard.

  • Accessory to War

  • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
  • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
  • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 727

In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring, educational, patriotic.

  • By Kevin on 09-17-18

Educational But Not Boring

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Reviewed: 10-21-18

Well written, easy to understand and digest in small sections. The narrator, Courtney B. Vance, was perfect for this book. His voice came over as smooth but authoritative.

  • The Comedians

  • Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy
  • By: Kliph Nesteroff
  • Narrated by: Kliph Nesteroff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

In The Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over 200 original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff's groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past 100 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good stories, but...

  • By Susan on 04-16-18

Entertaining and enlightening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Fascinating history of the evolution of American comedy from vaudeville to modern day podcasts. The author doesn't just rattle off the names of the famous and infamous, he tied together how certain comedians or styles of comedy influenced the next group, and so on so the listener could see how comedy grew and changed.

  • Bullshit Jobs

  • A Theory
  • By: David Graeber
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs”. It went viral. After a million online views in 17 different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Premise and theory ok....but it just drags on and on. PLUS a cringe-worthy narration.

  • By HungryHippo on 07-29-18

Different Way To Look At Work

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Reviewed: 07-09-18

Very interesting and informative, opened my eyes to the unnecessary bullshitization of work, parts I see every day but didn't realize was so widespread.