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  • Tales of Falling and Flying

  • By: Ben Loory
  • Narrated by: Andy Harrington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humor, in the signature voice that drew listeners to his highly praised first collection. In stories that eschew literary realism, Loory's characters demonstrate richly imagined and surprising perspectives, whether they be dragons or swordsmen, star-crossed lovers or long-lost twins, restaurateurs dreaming of Paris or cephalopods fixated on space travel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarre

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-27-18

Totally perfect

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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: 09-12-17

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Everyone that likes whimsical strange great stories has to get this. It's crazy good.

  • Fanny Says

  • American Poets Continuum
  • By: Nickole Brown
  • Narrated by: Nickole Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

An "unleashed love song" to her late grandmother, Nickole Brown's collection brings her brassy, bawdy, tough-as-new-rope grandmother to life. With hair teased to Jesus, mile-long false eyelashes, and a white Cadillac Eldorado with atomic-red leather seats, Fanny is not your typical granny rocking in a chair. Instead, think of a character that looks a lot like Eva Gabor in Green Acres, but darkened with a shadow of Flannery O'Connor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, entertaining, and engaging

  • By Elizabeth Glass on 09-22-18

YES! YES! YES!

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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: 09-07-17

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God, Nickole Brown is so good. I thought I liked this book in print. The audio is soooooo good!

  • Wait Till You See Me Dance: Stories

  • By: Deb Olin Unferth
  • Narrated by: Deb Olin Unferth, Edward Carey
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

An Unferth story lures you in with a voice that seems amiable and lighthearted, but it swerves in sudden and surprising ways that reveal, in terrifying clarity, the rage, despair, and profound mournfulness that have taken up residence at the heart of the American dream. These stories often take place in an exaggerated or heightened reality, a quality that is reminiscent of the work of Donald Barthelme, Lorrie Moore, and George Saunders, but in Unferth's unforgettable collection she carves out territory that is entirely her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving Stories, Quality Reading

  • By Debra Hartrum on 01-09-18

Great Shorty Story Collection

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

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Super entertaining and good narration from multiple narrators. Gonna find more of Unferth's work asap.

  • Sifting Through Static

  • By: Ben Tyler Elliott
  • Narrated by: Andrew Frankel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

In the winter of 1968, a young woman named Harriet disappears outside of Denver. Soon after, her father dies mysteriously. The family's three remaining sons - Wayne, Roy, and Conrad - grow increasingly distant as the specters of murder, family, and suspicion loom. As the brothers grow older, they learn that loss comes in many forms - in absence and silence, and in death. Decades later, Wayne's only child confronts the brothers, uncovering long-buried resentments that have plagued the family for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really different experience but great

  • By Debra Hartrum on 01-09-18

Great story

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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: 08-16-17

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Definitely one of the most unique audiobook productions I've heard. Subtle but daring. I love the feeling of listening to these old tapes. Listen to believe. AWeSOME!

  • Literally Show Me a Healthy Person

  • By: Darcie Wilder
  • Narrated by: Darcie Wilder
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Darcie Wilder's Literally Show Me a Healthy Person is a careful confession soaking in saltwater, a size B control top jet black pantyhose dragged over a skinned knee and slipped into unlaced doc martens. Blurring the lines of the written word, Literally Show Me a Healthy Person is a portrait of a young girl, or woman, or something; grappling with the immediate and seemingly endless urge to document and describe herself and the world around her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darcie Wilder is brilliant!

  • By James on 08-14-17

SO GOOD!

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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: 08-16-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand a life and laugh their ass off while listening to a good book.

  • Viking Economics:

  • How the Scandinavians Got It Right - And How We Can, Too
  • By: George Lakey
  • Narrated by: Chris Roman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In Viking Economics - perhaps the most fun economics audiobook you've ever listened to - George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner-workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world's happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for, surprisingly recently, we too can embrace equality in our economic policy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great quality and Important!

  • By Adam on 08-10-17

More of this!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

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I can't believe this book isn't bigger. If everyone would just listen and work together we'd have this situation on lockdown. So necessary right now. Thanks, Mr. Lakey!

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  • 300 Arguments: Essays

  • By: Sarah Manguso
  • Narrated by: Sarah Manguso
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A "Proustian minimalist on the order of Lydia Davis" ( Kirkus Reviews), Sarah Manguso is one of the finest literary artists at work today. To hear her work is to witness acrobatic acts of compression in the service of extraordinary psychological and spiritual insight. 300 Arguments, a foray into the frontier of contemporary nonfiction writing, is at first glance a group of unrelated aphorisms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cool Collection Of Essays, Nice Reading

  • By Debra Hartrum on 01-10-18

Sarah Manguso Will Save Us

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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: 08-16-17

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Love this author's work. Listened to them on the way to work and I feel better about existence now. Awesome essays.

  • Something to Do with Self-Hate

  • By: Brian Alan Ellis
  • Narrated by: Mary Moore Dalton
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Following a summer's worth of drug abuse, epic alcohol benders, and promiscuous sexual misadventures. You cope with your impoverished living arrangements while mourning the senility of your beloved grandmother, the destructive idiocy of your only two friends, and most importantly, the devastating loss of your free-spirited lover. There are things to consider, of course, and it's real tough to think sometimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something to Do ...

  • By Joshua David Olsen on 08-12-17

What an unusually good book

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

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Brian Alan Ellis is a new talent that's rocking my world. Female narrator for a male protagonist was an interesting choice and it really worked. Funny and sad. three thumbs up!

  • Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere

  • By: Nina Hart
  • Narrated by: Nina Hart
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere is a book that speaks directly to society's "elephants in the living room" through kooky hooliganism and satire. Five year-old Bonanza's mother tells her to "keep digging" as she buries her dolls, and ultimately, herself. The dead poet Robert Lowell reappears as a high school student. Meanwhile, at a butterfly farm, the protagonist dishes up some unconventional environmental justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cool Book, Cool Music!

  • By Debra Hartrum on 01-10-18

So unique!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

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I love the way they mixed the music throughout the reading. What a whimsical experience.

  • Amateurs

  • By: Dylan Hicks
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Archer is a semi-celebrated novelist and sex-toy heir. His best friend, John, is as earnest as Archer is feckless. John's girlfriend, Sara, envies Archer's writing career. And Sara's roommate, Lucas, wishes he'd never lost his girlfriend to the man. Money, friendship, and resentment unspool in the conversations we have as we're coming of age and coming to grips.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Debra Hartrum on 01-10-18

Reminds Me Of Whit Stillman. Hilarious and witty

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

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This book is very funny and the narrator Christinia Traister does a great job with the heady material. This could be a movie.