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John Carnes

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  • Jupiter's Travels

  • By: Ted Simon
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eloquently Written ~ Exquisitely Told

  • By Joseph on 10-13-15

A timeless and unexpected treasure.

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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: 03-03-16

Having recently acquired a Triumph 800XCC, I've been seeking a book that would give me an introduction to what a potential journey-big or small might look like.
I must admit, I purposely avoided this book initially as I felt that surely, it would be dated. Without question, it is not. This book will stoke the inner fire of adventure for any motorcyclist.
It reenforces the dying concept of human interaction and the willingness to help and give to others without seeking anything in return.
I would highly recommend the audio version as the English accent of the narrator only adds validity to the story and it is quite easy and appealing to imagine it is the voice of Ted Simon.

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  • Among the Ten Thousand Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Pierpont
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 210

Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn't mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack's secret life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narrator

  • By JFC on 08-26-15

Exquisite-A Female David Foster Wallace

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

This book will coax involuntary emotional and physical responses. The writing is eloquent, challenging and deeply moving.
The subject matter and characters are poignant and represents the full spectrum of what it means to be human..
This book will move you, challenge you and quite possibly change your perspective on what is "right", "wrong" and what it means to forgive....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Moral Decision Making

  • How to Approach Everyday Ethics
  • By: Clancy Martin, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Clancy Martin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

Whether or not we're aware of them, we make important ethical decisions all the time - as professionals, consumers, citizens, parents, sons and daughters, and friends. These 24 thought-provoking lectures offer you the chance to reflect on some of the most powerful moral issues we face in our daily lives: Is it ever OK to lie? What are our moral obligations to others? What is the key to living the good life? From Plato to Kant to Bonhoeffer, you'll see how some of the world's greatest thinkers from across the ages have approached similar problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy-followed down-to-earth relevant ethics course

  • By Jacobus on 03-19-14

Outstanding, thought provoking and potentially life changing!

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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: 06-10-15

This was an outstanding series.
The presentation and performance had an element of passion and emotion that was ultimately engaging.

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  • The Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

  • By: The Great Courses, Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
  • Narrated by: Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? This lonely and chronically ill, yet passionate, daring, and complex man is perhaps the most mysterious and least understood of all contemporary philosophers. Why are his brilliant insights so relevant for today? How did he become the most misinterpreted and unfairly maligned intellectual figure of the last two centuries?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect entry point for understanding Nietzsche

  • By Charley Yeager on 03-09-15

Get more out of life and open yourself to the possibility of more!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

Great series and it helps immensely that it's in 30 min bite size chucks because it is nice to reflect on the subject matter immediately after a lecture.

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