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  • On Bowie

  • By: Rob Sheffield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives. When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016, broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Natalia on 08-26-16

Just what I needed to help me cling to the memories

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

The fact the he went to Yale and writes for Rolling Stone makes me feel better that I am not as crazy as I may think, in my like of this book. I loved this book, because he loves Bowie. It's an endearing story of a person who is able to help us understand through his experience while the world won't be the same without David.

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  • Natural Born Heroes

  • How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604

After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid follow-up

  • By tony liebetrau on 06-14-15

Pleasantly surprised

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

I was surprised at the richness of this book. The intertwining storyline was great. I learned so much and will look forward to listening again. I am training for my first full marathon. This book kept me inspired through some long miles. The only drawback was the auditor. I found him hard to understand at times.

  • My Life on the Run

  • The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon
  • By: Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

My Life on the Run chronicles the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs he's experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races on all seven continents. With the wit and wisdom of a seasoned insider, Yasso tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. He also offers practical guidance, such as 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules, including his innovative technique known as the Yasso 800s for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fair running book, but there's better out there

  • By Mark on 05-20-15

Insirational

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

I am working through an injury and loved Bart's story to keep me engaged. It's entertaining, especially learning off all the different runs. He has a terrific attitude.

  • When Character Was King

  • A Story of Ronald Reagan
  • By: Peggy Noonan
  • Narrated by: Peggy Noonan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

No one has ever captured Ronald Reagan like Peggy Noonan. In When Character Was King, Noonan brings her own reflections on Reagan to bear, as well as new stories - from President George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, his Secret Service men and White House colleagues, his wife, his daughter Patti Davis, and his close friends - to reveal the true nature of a man even his opponents now view as a maker of big history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Star Book

  • By Peter on 03-04-03

Gotta love Ronny

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

Any additional comments?

If you liked Ronald Reagan, Peggy is top notch. She does a good narrative too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Red Tent

  • By: Anita Diamant
  • Narrated by: Carol Bilger
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426

Passionate, earthy, deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable contribution to modern fiction: a vibrant new perspective of female life in the age that shaped present day civilization and values.

If you like The Red Tent, try The Harlot by the Side of the Road, a recounting of some of the most startling and explicit writings from The Old Testament.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Pleased

  • By John on 04-10-06

Couldn't wait to hear the next chapter

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

Any additional comments?

If you are a woman please read this. It's a wonderful story about strength, connection, and survival. She will make you forge better relationships. You'll laugh and cry.

  • Eat and Run

  • My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • By: Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn-Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312

A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!

  • By Heidi on 07-25-12

Good for passionate runners and soul searchers

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Eat and Run to be better than the print version?

I listen when I run for inspiration.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I normally don't complain about the performances, but for some reason he wasn't my favorite.

Any additional comments?

Helps you fall deeper in love with running as a form of therapy. These ultra runners are an interesting breed. I'd recommend it for healthy living seekers. Scott has a good, well balanced, approach with a lot of thought and knowledge. I am planning to run a marathon and found this book very helpful in the training rely as well as eating. Scott is a gem. A real person for sure.

  • Chi Running

  • A Training Program for Effortless, Injury-Free Running
  • By: Danny Dreyer
  • Narrated by: Danny Dreyer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 131

It sounds incredible, but running can be a thoroughly enjoyable, lifelong practice - without injury or fatigue. Ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer combines the wisdom of T'ai Chi with insights of a champion runner to present ChiRunning, a step-by-step audio program to help everyone from beginners to professionals "run like a kid again" - effortless, free, and boundlessly energetic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good info bu not actually the book

  • By Stephen on 04-30-12

Big help for Runners

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

Reviewed: 11-26-13

Would you listen to Chi Running again? Why?

Chi Running is a practice. It takes commitment and time. This audiobook helps you take the basics and do them while you listen. It is much easier than trying to read form a book and then doing the practice. You can have the creator right in our ear. My running has improved significantly and my soreness is next to none. I just ran my third half marathon and had minimal soreness.

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  • An Invisible Thread

  • The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
  • By: Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912

In the tradition of the New York Times best-seller The Blind Side, The Invisible Thread tells of the unlikely friendship between a busy executive and a disadvantage young boy, and how both of their lives changed forever

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing but painful

  • By Linda on 02-04-13
  • An Invisible Thread
  • The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
  • By: Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward

Terrific Story

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

Reviewed: 04-24-13

Any additional comments?

This is a terrific book. I wish it would become a movie. It can bring you to tears, open your heart, and make you see the good in the world. Read it, it's even funny at times.

  • The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

  • Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman
  • By: Karen Karbo
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

Delving into the long, extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of book, exploring Chanel’s philosophy on a range of universal themes—from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • She's one of my faves

  • By Heather on 04-24-13

She's one of my faves

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

Reviewed: 04-24-13

What made the experience of listening to The Gospel According to Coco Chanel the most enjoyable?

This is a funny and accurate account of Coco Chanel. You can relate to Karen Karbo as if she were your friend. If you like Chanel this is a must for you. You will learn more about her and get a kick out of the perspective.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Marine Sniper

  • 93 Confirmed Kills
  • By: Charles Henderson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has been only one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legend of Marine lore. He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines. His record has never been matched: 93 confirmed kills. This is his story. Powerful, chilling, and all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • history at its best

  • By sheridan on 03-27-08

Unforgettable

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

Reviewed: 04-24-13

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

Yes, and any friend at that.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charles is an incredible person. One can't fathom the magnitude of what this man accomplished in his life without going through the entire book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This is a gripping book. it doesn't matter if you know or care anything about guns or being a sniper. It helps if you do but isn't necessary. I am one of the most girly girls you may meet. This book will forever effect me because of his will and the skill he had.

Any additional comments?

Such a true hero. Very inspiring