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  • Ulysses

  • By: James Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Norton
  • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,210

Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ulysses (Unabridged)

  • By Peter Deane on 01-22-09

Audio Isn’t Normalized

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-19

The most frustrating part of this book is that the narrator will go from the quietest whisper that you cannot hear and immediately scream or shout rupturing your ear drums. Listener beware..

  • Gravity's Rainbow

  • By: Thomas Pynchon, Frank Miller (cover design)
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 554

Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the 20th century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Time to touch the person next to you"

  • By Jefferson on 07-04-16

Narrator was in

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I’ll just say the narrator did a fantastic job with this one. The book is a fun filled adventure to boot

  • Aesop’s Fables

  • By: Aesop
  • Narrated by: Samantha Worthen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55

These classic fables use simple allegories to convey universal truths. Though it is unkown if Aesop ever actually existed, dating back to the sixth century, BC, these fables are known in cultures throughout the world and have been translated into many languages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed it

  • By Evangeline on 05-13-16

Classic

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

Great bunch of stories there's something to learn each time through. Could have been organized in chapters maybe?

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 210,712
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196,328

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfection

  • By Dallas on 03-30-18

Geeky 80's nostalgia-fest

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

This book is packed full of references from the 80s and 90s, so you can tell the author was passionate about the book. I just found it to be a somewhat obvious story, though still fun and well written.

  • Modern Romance

  • An Investigation
  • By: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Narrated by: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,456

At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and informative

  • By ty on 08-23-15

Aziz made me realize how lazy I am

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

By listening to his book rather than reading it - Aziz constantly will point out how lazy you are. I hope that's a good indication for how insightful his views are on modern romance.
For the record I am admittedly lazy.