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  • Two Years Before the Mast

  • By: Richard Henry Dana
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Richard Henry Dana, a law student turned sailor for health reasons, sailed in 1834 aboard the brig Pilgrim on a voyage from Boston around Cape Horn to California. Drawing from his journals, Two Years Before the Mast gives a vivid and detailed account, shrewdly observed and beautifully described, of a common sailor's wretched treatment at sea, and of a way of life virtually unknown at that time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read!

  • By Thomas on 03-15-08

Absolutely incredible!

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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: 08-16-18

My brother found the original Book at a garage sale and I thought it'd be cool to download the audiobook not knowing what to expect. it is now my favorite book, his journey around Cape Horn and being one of the first traders in California and his perspective is absolutely remarkable.
I'm sure I'll read this book many times. just wow

  • The Arabian Nights (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: Andrew Lang
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

The vengeful King Schahriar agrees to stave off the execution of Queen Scheherazade until she finishes a particularly compelling story. Her plan? Bleed one tale into another. Through fanciful histories, romances, tragedies, comedies, poems, riddles, and songs, Scheherazade prolongs her life by holding the king’s rapt attention. With origins in Persian and Eastern Indian folklore, the stories of The Arabian Nights have been reworked, reshaped, revised, collected, and supplemented throughout the centuries by various authors and scholars.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very edited version

  • By HDVE on 11-13-18

i didnt know what to expect

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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: 08-09-18

overall i enjoyed this book, many stories you may know are way diffrent here lol but atillbawesome for the price

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,554
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,277
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 90,852

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but repetitive

  • By marianne russell on 05-23-17

really cool 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: 07-25-18

this was a really cool story to definitely worth the purchase. lots of respect for trevor

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Force

  • A Police Shooting and My Family's Search for the Truth
  • By: Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Narrated by: Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

On a rainy winter night, James Bowden Jr. left his mother’s house in Roxbury after a visit. As he guided his Buick out of his parking spot, an unmarked police car suddenly blocked his path. Two undercover officers sprang out, running toward his car. Shots were fired, and Bowden slumped over the wheel. Moments later, he was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great tribute to his father

  • By Diane Peresie on 09-16-18

I didnt know what to expect

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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: 07-20-18

this is a pretty insightful perspective into the racial conflict in the mid-70s in Boston really enjoyed that angle from the lawyer's perspective

  • A Man for All Markets

  • From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market
  • By: Edward O. Thorp, Nassim Nicholas Taleb - foreword
  • Narrated by: Edward O. Thorp
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112

The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life of a genius

  • By Oleksiy Volovik on 05-08-17

must read

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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: 06-28-18

I absolutely loved his life story and appreciate they put so much effort time and sharing

  • One Good Trade

  • Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley Trading)
  • By: Mike Bellafiore
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

A proprietary trading firm consists of a group of professionals who trade the capital of the firm. Their income and livelihood is generated solely from their ability to take profits consistently out of the markets. The world of prop trading is mentally and emotionally challenging, but offers substantial rewards to the select few who can master this craft called trading.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This book is more of an advertisement for their services

  • By Manfred Collingsworth on 05-18-16

must read

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I've listened to dozens of audio books on Trading and this is by far one of the most crucial this is a must-have

  • The Mammoth Hunters

  • Earth's Children, Book 3
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 31 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,364

Ayla, the independent heroine of the Earth's Children series, sets out from the valley on Whinney, the horse she tamed. With her is Jondalar, the tall, handsome, yellow-haired man she nursed back to health and came to love. Together they meet Mamutoi - the Mammoth Hunters - people like Ayla.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting 3rd episode in this 'Mammoth' series

  • By PlantCrone on 08-10-15

what a great book

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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: 02-18-18

I felt like I was there in the mammoth camp. I can wait for the next books

  • The Valley of Horses

  • Earth's Children, Book 2
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,392

Ayla, the unforgettable heroine of The Clan of the Cave Bear, sets out on her own odyssey of discovery away from the nurturing adoptive family and friends of the Clan. She is in search of others like herself and in search of love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by the narration

  • By Rowena on 07-08-08

better than the first book

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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: 02-14-18

even better than the first book this is worth listening to. her riding a mountain lion was great

  • The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Earth's Children, Book 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,112

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blonde, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of the books so far

  • By Heather Auer on 09-08-13

incredible insight to the early days.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

epic journey with great detail. really puts the listener into the cave with alya a proud and stubborn huntress