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  • Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too

  • How the Left Is Ruining Sports with Politics
  • By: Clay Travis
  • Narrated by: Clay Travis
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 202
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    5 out of 5 stars 183
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    5 out of 5 stars 181

Sports media superstar Clay Travis wants to save sports from the social justice warriors seeking to turn them into another political battleground. Having ruined journalism and Hollywood, far-left-wing activists have now turned to sports. Travis argues it’s time for right-thinking fans everywhere to put down their beers and reclaim their teams and their traditions. In Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too, he replays the arguments he’s won and lays out all the battles ahead. His goal is simple: to make sports great again.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love or hate him you should love this book

  • By Mike on 10-03-18

Clay Travis Challenging

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Reviewed: 10-16-18

the left wing liberal media with this book. He clearly explains how the left wing has hijacked sports with their politics. And to the detriment of sports and athletes, many fans don't care for politics they just want to enjoy the game. Clay provides a 4 step cure to get politics out of sports and back to the game. A good read for those who are open minded about their politics.

  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,297
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,187

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice To Have Thrawn Back, But...

  • By Michael Hicks on 09-06-17

Who is Thrawn is

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Reviewed: 10-05-18

Answered in this wonderful book. It is quick paced, yet very detailed about Thrawn and his rise to Grand Admiral in the Empire's Navy.

  • Black Klansman

  • Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigations of a Lifetime
  • By: Ron Stallworth
  • Narrated by: Ron Stallworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005
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    4 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

This program is read by the author. When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a PO box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story if you can stay engaged

  • By RN44 on 08-18-18

An excellent story

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Reviewed: 08-11-18

The wonderful story of a black under cover cop infiltrating the KKK. Well told and very descriptive. A movie is based on this book.

  • The Glory of Their Times

  • The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It
  • By: Lawrence S. Ritter
  • Narrated by: Lawrence S. Ritter, Fred Snodgrass, Sam Crawford, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Baseball's Golden Age comes alive through the voices of men who were there. Selected from the original tapes on which Lawrence S. Ritter based his classic book of baseball history, The Glory of Their Times is a collection of wonderful tales that paint a vivid and evocative picture of a lively young America and the giants who starred on her ballfields, legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, and many others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Game Winning, Grand Slam!!!

  • By Richard on 09-28-05

AWESOME!!!

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Reviewed: 07-18-18

Great stories told by those who played the game in the 1920s. A must read for all who love baseball and story telling of the the game in the 20s.

  • The Last Good Season

  • Brooklyn, the Dodgers, and Their Final Pennant Race Together
  • By: Michael Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
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    4 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In the best-selling tradition of The Boys of Summer and Wait ‘Til Next Year, The Last Good Season is the poignant and dramatic story of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ last pennant and the forces that led to their heartbreaking departure to Los Angeles. The 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers were one of baseball’s most storied teams, featuring such immortals as Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, and Roy Campanella. The love between team and borough was equally storied, an iron bond of loyalty forged through years of adversity and sometimes legendary ineptitude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well told story about the Dodgers

  • By JMKIII58 on 05-18-18

A well told story about the Dodgers

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Reviewed: 05-18-18

and Brooklyn. Their last pennant season in 1956. The author tells about the struggles of the defending champion Dodgers to repeat and win the championship again in 1956. He gives excellent insight to the relationship of the players to each other and to their owner Walter O Malley. You are giving the struggle of the owner Mr. O Malley to get a new stadium built in Brooklyn and his decision to move the team west. If you love baseball a must read as a fan of the sport.

  • Working at the Ballpark

  • The Fascinating Lives of Baseball People - from Peanut Vendors and Broadcasters to Players and Managers
  • By: Tom Jones
  • Narrated by: Mark Delgado
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

What if Studs Terkel wrote a book with Bill James? You'd have a book on what it's really like to make a living in the world of baseball. For everyone who ever dreamed of making their love of baseball into their vocation, Working at the Ballpark will provide a view at their lives that might have been, with interviews with more than 50 people who make a living in major league baseball. Each is asked the same questions: What is your job? How did you get into this line of work? What does this job mean to you?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful read

  • By JMKIII58 on 04-24-18

Wonderful read

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Reviewed: 04-24-18

Tom Jones takes us inside the world of baseball. Beautiful stories told by players, vendors and owners in the major leagues. Just sit back and enjoy these vivid stories told by those who work and love the game of baseball.

  • You Can't Touch My Hair

  • And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
  • By: Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams - foreword
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Robinson, John Hodgman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283

Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: She's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend", as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn't that...white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. The. Time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phoebe, You Rock

  • By Kate on 12-02-16

This millennial shares her

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Reviewed: 03-16-18

ups and downs as a black woman in the entertainment business. A feminist who dates white guys, Phoebe Robinson is smart and funny. One half of 2 Dope queens a great read and a very enjoyable book.

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,542

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

This woman is crazy funny!!

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Reviewed: 03-10-18

Tiffany takes us on the journey of her life. Using comedy to tell sometimes painful and sometimes outrageously funny stories of her rise as a comedian. Dysfunctional family and horrible boyfriends, Tiffany leaves very little out. Be prepared to laugh and cry at the same time.

  • All the Pieces Matter

  • The Inside Story of The Wire®
  • By: Jonathan Abrams
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Abrams, January LaVoy, Prentice Onayemi, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There's a reason you hire professional talent

  • By Shawnald on 02-13-18

A great book for all The Wire fans

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Reviewed: 03-06-18

Jonathan Abrams does an outstanding job of taking us behind the scenes of the HBO classic The Wire. Mr Abrams interviewed the writers, the actors of this great show. The stories, opinions told by the people of this show are wonderful. Highly recommend this book to all fans of The Wire.

  • We're Going to Need More Wine

  • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
  • By: Gabrielle Union
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,999
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,944

In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fucking. Amazing.

  • By Sunny James on 11-03-17

Wine? Not strong enough!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Jack Daniels straight is what you need when reading this book. Gabrielle tells all on her journey to success. You will laugh, cry as she truthfully tells her story. Enjoy this book with good ole number 7.