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  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,867

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You To All Who Recommended This!

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-26-16

Insightful narrative nonfiction at its best

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15


Ronson's writing never ceases to impress. A real treat to listen to him narrate his incredibly skilled prose and deep journalistic insight. A timely and wonderfully written journey into the workings of public shame in an age of rash judgements, unskilled speech, and quick-keyed responses. A definite must read for everyone whose ever judged anyone.

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  • Zen and the Samurai

  • By: D.T. Suzuki
  • Narrated by: Christopher Reed
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

Examine the paradox of Zen as a philosophy of both compassion and combat. Explore Zen Buddhism as it applies to the warrior, sustaining him both morally and philosophically. Learn how a great Zen Master must be familiar with both the sword of life and the sword of death, and know when and how to wield either of them. Grasp the meaning and symbolism of the sword and the code of bushido, the way of the warrior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Calm Warfare

  • By W. Wagoner on 01-23-07

Good

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

Reviewed: 04-02-12

Where does Zen and the Samurai rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Good reading of an essay from Suzuki's

What did you like best about this story?

The content.

Which character – as performed by Christopher Reed – was your favorite?

It's nonfiction, there were no fictional characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

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