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  • The Sexual State of the Union

  • By: Susie Bright
  • Narrated by: Susie Bright
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Susie Bright is a sexual liberationist of the highest order. The Sexual State of the Union includes essays about dirty pictures and porn, lesbian marriage and lesbian murder, lesbian men and switching genders, vibrators, and the longevity of feminism. The writing is crisp, intelligent, and provocative; there is sure to be something that will make you cheer as well as something that will deeply offend you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • go audiobook on this one

  • By Vanessa on 08-15-11

great narration from the author

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

The reading is very enthusiastic especially since it's written from the author's perspective. I thought it was an interesting list or anecdotes while still being informative of the sex-positive feminist perspective

  • When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

  • History's Unknown Chapters
  • By: Giles Milton
  • Narrated by: Giles Milton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

The first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past. There's the cook aboard the Titanic who pickled himself with whiskey and survived in the icy seas where most everyone else died. There's the man who survived the atomic bombs in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And there are many, many more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite entertaining

  • By Michael on 08-05-16

copyright message cut off audio

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-17

the recording was cut off at the end by a copyright message. pretty annoying that I missed the end of the book

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  • Pygmy

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

"Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67, on arrival Midwestern American airport....Code name: Operation Havoc." Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the U.S. disguised as exchange students to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified attack of massive terrorism

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Kinder, Gentler Chuck

  • By Maude Lebowski on 05-30-09

Better than the physical book

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

What made the experience of listening to Pygmy the most enjoyable?

The descriptions of the American lifestyle through the eyes of a disgusted foreigner are illuminating. The simplistic style the author uses to denote the narrator's unfamiliarity with the language structure of english throughout the book is unique.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pygmy?

The shocking way the author establishes the character in a not-so-savory encounter with a bully in the bathroom shows us the tendencies of the main character borders on sociopathic, at least towards his hated enemies: the Americans.

If you could rename Pygmy, what would you call it?

Operation *Redacted* - A love story

Any additional comments?

I saw this book at B&N one day. Chuck P. is my favorite author but the way the book is written irked the grammar nazi in me. I would be so distracted (unintentionally proof-)reading it that I would not be able to focus on the story itself. Listening on the ebook made that a much simpler ordeal to endure.