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  • The Glass Bead Game

  • By: Hermann Hesse
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

Set in the 23rd century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, which has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Mankind's Best Books

  • By D. Raynal on 10-30-12

it won a Nobel Prize, so it already had that going for it...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I don’t know if this is a review, per se, but if you love David Lynch...you should listen to The Glass Bead Game.

  • Room to Dream

  • By: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
  • Narrated by: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 416

An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family - adapted by David Lynch from the print book especially for this audio program. In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he’s faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Room to Dream is peachy keen!

  • By The Walking Dude on 07-04-18

Everything I wanted it to be.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I’ve been waiting for this book for many, many years. Insight into the motivations, circumstance and luck that formed David Lynch into the multimedia master that he is. I was riveted and finished it in 2 days.

If you’ve ever wistfully thought about what your life ‘could have been, if only...’ it’s an amazing look at someone who just went ahead and consciously chose the right door every single time. His is also a crazy business model we could all learn from.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • You'll Grow Out of It

  • By: Jessi Klein
  • Narrated by: Jessi Klein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224

In You'll Grow Out of It, Jessi Klein offers - through an incisive collection of real-life stories - a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. These include her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man", attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called "ma'am" and "miss" (" miss sounds like you weigh 99 pounds").

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything you are thinking said out loud!!!

  • By iraida on 07-21-16

i want to be jessi klein's new best friend

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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: 09-15-16

If you could sum up You'll Grow Out of It in three words, what would they be?

peanut butter and choclate

Who was your favorite character and why?

probably jessi. seems like a jerk move to say anyone else.

Have you listened to any of Jessi Klein’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

nope. had no idea who she was but loved the title.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

all of it. it was my favourite memoir-y book in a very long time.