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  • Hell's Angels

  • A Strange and Terrible Saga
  • By: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson rocked the literary world with his mind-bending style of Gonzo journalism. First published in 1966, Hell’s Angels is Thompson’s up-close and personal look at the infamous motorcycle gang during the time when its moniker was most feared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love hunter s.

  • By cody on 06-24-15

Incredible use of the English language

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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: 07-23-18

I love how Hunter Thompson uses the English language to paint such vivid, entertaining images. I found myself chuckling from time to time, not so much about the story but about the images he paints ... it's delicious

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • By: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895

In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior, for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too Much Fear and Loathing

  • By Hugh on 05-21-11

A WILD ride led by a WILD man

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this drug crazed, mad dash across the desert to Sin City. I found myself laugh out loud at some of the absurdities, stories and how they got out of one insane situation and immediately into one even worse. I also have to admit there is something attractive about the "what the f###?" attitude so pervasive throughout Thompson's tale of drugs and living well beyond normal reality.

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,717

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By K9NSP on 10-21-17

Very good autobiographical perspective on war

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

I enjoyed American Sniper (book, I never saw the movie). I can identify with the way Chris was able to compartmentalize his life, actions, job even morality to a certain extent. I also thoroughly appreciated including notes from his wife throughout.

  • The White Mary

  • By: Kira Salak
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Marika Vecera, an accomplished war reporter, has dedicated her life to helping the world's oppressed and forgotten. When not on one of her dangerous assignments, she lives in Boston, exploring a new relationship with Seb, a psychologist who offers her glimpses of a better world. Returning from a harrowing assignment in Congo, where she was kidnapped by rebel soldiers, Marika learns that a man she has always admired from afar, Pulitzer-winning war correspondent Robert Lewis, has committed suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • vicarious adventures

  • By Terry Hope on 09-29-08

Hero's Journey from female perspective

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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: 08-14-17

incredible story of delving into the darkness, struggling, nearly dieing, but surviving, learning life lesson and returning born and ... true rebirth, new life, new meaning ... with wisdom comes pain, suffering, joy, a knowing ...

  • The Lost City of Z

  • A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,824
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,118

A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to find out what happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wished I could be reborn in the past

  • By Jens on 03-24-09

Good book, well documented.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

I enjoyed this but liked the first person feel of River of Doubt better. Z was less action and more documentation.

  • The River of Doubt

  • Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
  • By: Candice Millard
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • River of Doubt

  • By Steve1290 on 11-12-05

WOW!!

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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: 04-30-17

I read 20-30 books a year and this was the MOST enthralling, engrossing story I've come across since Boys in The Boat! I highly recommend this to anyone who has a spirit of adventure in their soul, be that from an armchair or in the jungle.

  • Adultery

  • A Novel
  • By: Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (translator), Zoë Perry (translator)
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 371

A woman in her 30s begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a not uncommon vacation in hell

  • By Richard D. Shewman on 09-01-14

Paulo does it again!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

It amazes me how Paulo can get into the mind of a woman, pull the reader in so quickly, portray truth and teach you a few things along the way.

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • By: Daniel Goleman Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,351
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,561
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,528

Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. This fascinating and persuasive program argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities - emotional intelligence - that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good material but bad presentation

  • By Steve James on 06-04-06

Should be required reading for every human ..

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

WOW, never thought about how important emotions, knowing your own and those of others, could be so such a crutial part of success as a human being.

  • Games People Play

  • The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis
  • By: Eric Berne
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

Over 40 years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne's classic is as astonishing and revealing as it was on the day it was first published. We play games all the time---sexual games, marital games, power games with our bosses, and competitive games with our friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but not suited for audio

  • By Griggah on 05-10-15

Lots of good information

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

The extensive use of acronyms and abreviations was tough to digest when you don't have written version to refer to. Also covering so many games (I think there were more than 100) got pretty mind boggling.

  • Indian Tales and Others

  • By: John G. Neihardt
  • Narrated by: Robin Neihardt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Before Black Elk Speaks, before his epic poem "A Cycle of the West", John G. Neihardt wrote many short stories that found favor with readers and critics. Among his best were the 17 collected in Indian Tales and Others in 1926. "The Singer of the Ache", considered Neihardt's highest achievement in short fiction, portrays young Moon-Walker's quest for supernatural powers achieved at a price.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting collection of stories ...

  • By Idaho Trojan on 01-11-17

Interesting collection of stories ...

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Good narration, interesting stories but I struggled a bit to see how they fit together and/or the point of some of the stories.