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  • Born to Run

  • A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,266

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

A Must Read

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

If you look down to find that you inhabit a human body than this is a book that must be read. The insight into the human body both historically and current, scientifically and spiritually is eye opening. The scientific and historical information is perfectly braided in between a true storyline that is fascinating in and of itself. The coincidence and often serendipitous nature of the events that unfold will crack you a smile.

  • Kafka on the Shore

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379

With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing popularity suggests that it will be read and admired for decades to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By bleadof on 10-04-16

So good

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

Reviewed: 05-19-15

This a great book with some intriguing twists and amazing imagery.

Super wicked real good

  • You Can't Win

  • By: Jack Black
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

The favorite book of William Burroughs. A journey into the hobo underworld, freight hopping around the still Wild West, becoming a highwayman and member of the yegg (criminal) brotherhood, getting hooked on opium, doing stints in jail or escaping, often with the assistance of crooked cops or judges. Our lost history revived. With an introduction by Burroughs. A BookSense 77 selection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hobo Jack

  • By Jim on 08-10-15

Humdinger

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

This was a great look into the life of crime in the early 1900's. What a fascinating read and it is highly recommended.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girls of Murder City

  • Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago
  • By: Douglas Perry
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Chicago, 1924. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in the Second City. Life was cheaper than a quart of illicit gin in the gangland capital of the world. But two murders that spring were special - worthy of celebration. So believed Maurine Watkins, a wanna-be playwright and a "girl reporter" for the Chicago Tribune, the city's "hanging paper".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some books should be read

  • By zoomcity on 07-31-11

Fairly well

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

This book, despite being slightly less enthralling then hoped for turned out to be a great insight into Chicago as a city in the late 1800's and early 1900's and a great insight Into the play that was born forth from it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful