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  • Hell's Angel

  • The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
  • By: Sonny Barger
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • it was okay

  • By Trista on 07-19-17

Well Done

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

This is a great biography. Sonny Barger didn't hold back on the dark side of the members of the HAMC. They were a rough bunch and did some rough things, but he made it clear they never organized crime. Whether you believe him or not, this was well written and very enjoyable, but I'm not letting my kids listen to it.

  • Motorcycle Therapy

  • A Canadian Adventure in Central America
  • By: Jeremy Kroeker
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Kroeker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

From the Canadian Rockies to the Panamanian Jungle, Motorcycle Therapy rumbles with comic adventure as two men, fleeing failed relationships, test the limits of their motorcycles and their friendship. Join the horn-honking, signal-flashing, wheelie-popping pair as they endure painful bee stings, painful snakebites, and (when they talk to girls) painful humiliation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light and fun exploits of some adventure riders.

  • By Jim Foreman on 07-21-14

Meh

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

A mediocre story about an exceptional journey. I plan to take on some serious motorcycle milage soon and was looking for some tips or inspiration, this story provided niether.

  • The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing

  • Long-Distance Motorcycling's Endless Road
  • By: Melissa Holbrook Pierson
  • Narrated by: Julie Roundtree
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Long-distance motorcycling is not a pastime but an obsession. In this candid, eloquent, sharply observed book, Melissa Holbrook Pierson introduces us to this strange endeavor and the men and women who live to ride impossibly long distances, eating up road, almost without cease. And who find it nothing but fun.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written, Poor Narration

  • By Joshua Smith on 11-30-16

Well Written, Poor Narration

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-16

I saw the reviews about the narration and tried it anyway. I'm glad I did, but if you have the choice to read it instead, do that.

The story is about John Ryan, Melissa Pierson, and long distance riding. It is also about Moto Guzzi. Be prepared for Julie Roundtree's mispronounciations if you choose to listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Unseen Realm

  • By: Dr. Michael S. Heiser
  • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply a must-read for all Christians

  • By Donald S. on 06-30-16

I Purchased Another Version Too

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Unseen Realm to be better than the print version?

I want to study this material further. I purchased a copy for my Bible study software. I will listen to this again, but also study the electronic "print" version. I am going to purchase hard copies and the Q&A Companion book to work with getting the info into other people's heads. I can't say one is better than the other, this is one book where I want multiple versions.

Any additional comments?

Dr. Heiser has done a great job of making highly academic information accessible to the layperson. Unseen Realm inspires me to dig deeper and study more.

  • Cancer Is Not a Disease!

  • It’s a Survival Mechanism: Discover Cancer's Hidden Purpose, Heal Its Root Causes, and Be Healthier than Ever
  • By: Andreas Moritz
  • Narrated by: Richard Powers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

In Cancer Is Not a Disease!, best-selling author and internationally acclaimed health expert Andreas Moritz argues that cancer is the physical symptom of the body’s final attempt to eliminate specific life-destructive causes. He claims that removing such causes sets the precondition for complete healing of the body, mind, and emotions. This book confronts you with a radically new understanding of cancer - one that outdates the current cancer model.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally I understand

  • By Michelle L. White on 05-07-15

Alternative Health for Cancer Summarized

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

Since my cancer diagnosis I have started reading everything I can regarding alternative treatments. Susan Somers' book "Knockout" was helpful, but this book took it to the next level, a level where better decisions can be made. Many ideas in this book are congruent with my herbal training. Be warned, this is a summary book and the author mentions many of his other books often. I have ordered a copy of "The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush."

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

  • By: Grant Hardy, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Grant Hardy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. But to understand the Western intellectual tradition is to get only half the story. The Eastern intellectual tradition has made just as important a contribution-and is also the product of thousands of years of cumulative thought by a distinct group of brilliant thinkers. Their ideas demonstrate wholly different ways of approaching and solving the same fundamental issues that concerned the West's greatest thinkers, such as . the existence of God; . the meaning of life; and. the nature of truth and reality.This epic and comprehensive 36-lecture examination of the East's most influential philosophers and thinkers-from a much-honored teacher and scholar-offers a thought-provoking look at the surprising connections and differences between East and West. By introducing you to the people-including The Buddha, Ashoka, Prince Shotoku, Confucius, and Gandhi-responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, it will strengthen your knowledge of cultures that play increasingly important roles in our globalized 21st-century world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Among the Best Great Courses = Don't Miss

  • By mc2 on 04-24-14

Great Information, Great Balance

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

Not all religions are true, but all religions are legitimate. I really enjoyed this program. It was my introduction to eastern thought. I have found many nuggets I want to learn more about and incorporate into my life.

  • If You're Not First, You're Last

  • Sales Strategies to Dominate Your Market and Beat Your Competition
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238

During economic contractions, it becomes much more difficult to sell your products, maintain your customer base, and gain market share. Mistakes become more costly, and failure becomes a real possibility for all those who are not able to make the transition. But imagine being able to sell your products when others cannot, being able to take market share from your competitors, and knowing the precise formulas that would allow you to expand your sales while others make excuses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connected in 30 seconds

  • By Dunk on 10-08-16

This Guy is Crazy

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

Reviewed: 01-27-16

Grant Cardone is crazy, and I am becoming more like him every day. I bought this book on sale, I am so glad I did. In this book Grant helps me understand what it takes to do meaningful things. To become the best at whatever you are doing you have to go over the top. This will not be the last of his products I buy.

  • Zig Ziglar’s Leadership & Success Series

  • By: Made for Success, Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

World renowned author and speaker Zig Ziglar teaches timeless principles of leadership that can help you become a strong leader in any vocation. Not only that, he helps listeners develop a deeper understanding of success by understanding principles of achieving success in life and business. His advice includes a nine step program that details how to develop a winning attitude to help you achieve optimal success.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shouldn't their be a PDF accompaniment?

  • By StickyWicket on 03-31-15

My First Exposure to Zig Ziglar

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

This is a combination of a few talks by Ziglar. Because of that there is some redundancy. The Redundancy helps get the information into my head. I will be listening to more Ziglar books. He is engaging and motivating. I am ready to tackle some big goals. See you at the top!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gaining Ground

  • A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
  • By: Forrest Pritchard
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871

One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues-through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters-is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! I wanted it to go on further

  • By Sweetbay on 01-12-14

Great Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-16

This doesn't happen often, but I really did laugh, cry and cheer during this book. The story is so engaging I feel like I know Forest now. What a wonderful story of the little family farm that could. Now where is that novel he mentioned?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Go for No!

  • Yes Is the Destination, No Is How You Get There
  • By: Richard Fenton, Andrea Waltz
  • Narrated by: Richard Fenton
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,842

In a world inundated with sales books on getting to yes, this audiobook recommends just the opposite, focusing on how increasing your failure rate can greatly accelerate your movement toward ultimate success. Go for No! chronicles four days in the life of fictional character Eric Bratton, a call-reluctant copier salesman who wakes up one morning to find himself in a strange house with no idea of how he got there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Andrew Stotz on 05-21-15

Great Educational Story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

I enjoyed the way this was written. A brief message told in a story so I can remember.