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Somersworth, NH, USA
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  • Nobody's Fool

  • By: Richard Russo
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070

Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its sly and uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool is storytelling at its most generous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Book Fabulous Narrator

  • By Marsha on 04-27-05

Amazing writer. Will stand the test of time.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-05

Richard Russo is an amazing writer. One of my favorites. He writes fantastic stories about fictional chararcters with real life dilemas. Truly a master at his craft.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first volume in the five-part Hitchhiker "trilogy" made Douglas Adams a science fiction sensation, and is a must-listen for any and all fans of the genre. Don't forget to bring a towel!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • still a winner!!!

  • By Victor on 01-09-03

For those with sense of humor and imagination!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-05

This is a great book. I can only imagine that the negative reviewers are not very big sci-fi fans. This book allows you to escape from the ordinary if you let it. It is a different kind of humor. If you don't get the first time, try it again later. Very funny book. It remains one of my favorites from childhood.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
  • By: Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by: Christopher Murney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 483

In his million-copy best seller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: what caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • an fascinating book, but better on paper

  • By Rebecca on 04-11-05

Great book!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-05

While this book is not quite as good as his last book, "Guns, Germs, and steel", it is still a brillent book. It is amazing how he pulls the research together in such a comprehensive way, and still making it such a joy to read or listen to. I recommend this book whole heartedly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes

  • By: Barbara Pease, Allan Pease
  • Narrated by: Barbara Pease, Allan Pease
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes takes a look at some of the issues that have confused men and women for centuries. Using new findings on the brain, studies of social changes, evolutionary biology, and psychology, the Peases teach you how to make the most of your relationships, or at least begin to understand where your partner is coming from.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not a guy book

  • By Andy on 02-14-04

Needs to based on more comprehensive research.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-05

Details used to back up points are based on a couple of studies. Not based on comprehensive group of studies that prove the point. The book seems to focused on why men are wrong and women are right. It does not seem to be a balanced look at men and women.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful