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  • Tribe

  • On Homecoming and Belonging
  • By: Sebastian Junger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,010

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians - but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most profound book on the subject

  • By joseph on 05-26-16

An important message for America

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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: 12-18-18

Because the U.S. doesn't have unit cohesiveness, and its ethos is greed over the common good

  • By-Line Ernest Hemingway

  • Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades
  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Here is Hemingway: the adventurer, the reporter, the man! More intimately than all his fiction, Hemingway the reporter reveals Hemingway the man, driving an ambulance through a bullet-barrage or leading guerrilla forces into Paris, always in the thick of the action. Here are his most sensational dispatches, the behind-the-scenes stories that became For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and The Sun Also Rises.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A really interesting listen on the life of Ernest

  • By C. O'Keefe on 08-21-17

Hemingway had a helluva life!

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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: 11-27-18

Top analysis of war, politics, and the natural order of things. Fills in many of the blanks in 20th century history.

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  • The Magus

  • By: John Fowles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 26 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

John Fowles’s The Magus was a literary landmark of the 1960s. Nicholas Urfe goes to a Greek island to teach at a private school and becomes enmeshed in curious happenings at the home of a mysterious Greek recluse, Maurice Conchis. Are these events, involving attractive young English sisters, just psychological games, or an elaborate joke, or more? Reality shifts as the story unfolds. The Magus reflected the issues of the 1960s perfectly, and it continues to create tension and concern today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystical Morality Tale of Love, Reality, Fidelity

  • By W Perry Hall on 03-24-14

Never ending twists and turns

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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: 07-28-18

The narrator was capanle of bringing authenticity to all save maybe one character. This reminds me to sample all similar novels for the narration is essential to the enjoyment.

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