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  • A Beautiful Mind

  • The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
  • By: Sylvia Nasar
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

John Nash was a mathematician teetering on the brink of international acclaim, but he fell instead into madness. Saved by the love of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community, he went on to win a Nobel Prize and worldwide fame. This is his true story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality is often more interesting than fiction

  • By Peter on 03-12-03
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
  • By: Sylvia Nasar
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields

pleasantly surprised

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-06

I wish there were more books like this. I was delightfully entertained.

  • Think!

  • Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of an Eye
  • By: Michael R. LeGault
  • Narrated by: Michael R. LeGault
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Outraged by the downward spiral of American intellect and culture, Michael R. LeGault offers the flip side of Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling phenomenon Blink, which celebrated impulse thinking over factual knowledge or critical analysis. If best-selling books are advising us to not think, LeGault argues, it comes as no surprise that sharp, incisive reasoning is on the decline, leading our society to incompetence and failure.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • noncritical critical thinking

  • By Dave on 01-08-07

Great material

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-06

This is a prime example of why the new art of narration should be left to the professionals. Excellent material, however, he sounds like the teacher from Ferris Bueller's day off. The material is definitely interesting, however, he is putting me to sleep.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 348

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected But Good

  • By Segij on 08-27-05

Just the beginning...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-05

This book was just enough to wet my appetite. I have to buy the unabridged version now. I enjoy both the physical and audio books. However, laying down on the couch, staring into the fire, I was able to envelop myself in the words of the text. When reading, you loose the ability to let your mind run wild. I felt as if I was drawn into the world along side the characters as they embarked upon their journey. In hollywood, you are limited to the visions of the director. In your mind, you are only limited to extent of your imagination. At the end of the book, I felt like I was just coming back home after having been on an amazing journey.

  • Don't Eat This Book

  • Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
  • By: Morgan Spurlock
  • Narrated by: Morgan Spurlock
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Can man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried to do just that. For 30 days, he ate nothing but three "squares" a day from McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary won him resounding applause and a worldwide release that broke box-office records. Audiences were captivated by Spurlock's experiment, during which he gained 25 pounds, his blood pressure skyrocketed, and his libido all but disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-read!

  • By Jeff on 05-20-05

A must listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-05

I have bought many books. Quite simply, Morgan is excited about his book. Just listen to a brief sample and you will hear it in his voice. He will excite you too. As the world of audible books grows, narrators must take his example. This is one of the few books that are going into my A list. I can't wait to see what he will do next!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Opie Radio Show, 1-Month Subscription

  • By: Opie Radio
  • Narrated by: Opie Radio
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Opie moves to afternoon drive, weekdays from 3p – 6pET on Opie Radio, with non-stop comedians and celebrity guests. You'll hear all of your favorites like Rich Vos, Jim Florentine, Chris Distefano and more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ramon, bring me a spoiled family photo

  • By David on 11-16-05

Groundbreaking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-05

I will not review this content. Instead I will inform you why you will enjoy the Opie and Anthony Show. To put it simply, it is entertainment. So, why choose to be entertained by these two people? They are a new breed of talk show that does not assume the audience to be dazzled by gimmicks. They also assume that you will not be offended by toilet humor. This is not what their show is about, however, it is a nice departure from sensationalism. You will walk away being informed of todays news. You will have stuff to talk about with your friends that will captivate them. New ideas that can stimulate conversation will start to roll off your tongue. The marriage of talk radio and Audible content has never been more profound. This is a new breed of entertainment. This, my friend, is Audible.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • The New York Times Audio Digest, 1-Month Subscription

  • By: The New York Times
  • Narrated by: Mark Moran
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Great!

  • By Earl on 08-10-03

Edge on a fast paced life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-05

Life on the go just got easier. For many of us, we never get a chance to sit and read a newspaper. Time is money. Now, Audible makes it possible to listen to the newspaper while on the go. Technology has made it possible to remain on the go ad still enjoy our paper with a coffee (however no table and chair needed).

3 of 5 people found this review helpful