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  • Idiophone

  • By: Amy Fusselman
  • Narrated by: Amy Fusselman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Leaping from ballet to quiltmaking and from the The Nutcracker to an Annie-B Parson interview, Idiophone is a strikingly original meditation on risk-taking and provocation in art and a unabashedly honest, funny, and intimate consideration of art-making in the context of motherhood, and motherhood in the context of addiction. Amy Fusselman’s compact, beautifully digressive essay feels both surprising and effortless, fueled by broad-ranging curiosity, and, fundamentally, joy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stuff!

  • By James on 10-10-18

Favorite Essay Of The Year So Far

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Essay in Poem form. Entertaining as hell. Super funny and cool. The Nutcracker is weird as hell. Great job to the author and audio team on this one. TWO THUMBS UP!

  • Mayfly

  • By: Jeff Sweat
  • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Jemma has spent her life scavenging tools and supplies in her tribe's small enclave outside what used to be a big city. Now she’s a teen and old enough to become a Mama. Making babies is how her people survive - in Jemma’s world, life ends at age 17. Survival has eclipsed love ever since the Parents died of a mysterious plague. But Jemma’s connection to a boy named Apple is stronger than her duty as a Mama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games

  • By Anonymous User on 08-21-18

Really Really Cool!

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Reviewed: 08-22-18

The author does a great job of keeping me interested all the way through. Loved Kasi, the narrator. Want to hear more by her. 5 stars. Need a sequel, please!

  • The Garbage Times/White Ibis

  • Two Novellas
  • By: Sam Pink
  • Narrated by: Tom Fria
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

A baby rat freed from the bottom of a dumpster becomes a white ibis wandering the wet driveway after a storm. Goodbye, hello, goodbye. It was the garbage times; it was time for something else. A tale of two tales, connected by a mysterious sunlit portal.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hell yes!

  • By Kris on 09-02-18

Absolutely Perfect

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Reviewed: 07-05-18

Love me some Sam Pink, and I think this is his best book. It awesome and funny and you can't stop listening. Thanks for this. Two Thumbs Up!

  • The Frugal Gambler

  • By: Jean Scott
  • Narrated by: Diane Neigebauer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Learn the low-roller secrets for: staying free at hotel-casinos; beating casino promotions; eating and drinking on the house; playing video poker for profit; getting bumped from airplanes and flying free; and much more! Though Jean Scott was well-known to a select few Las Vegas aficionados throughout the '90s, it wasn't until the publication of The Frugal Gambler in 1998 that she became a household name to casino players across the country. And now The Frugal Gambler is completely revised and updated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book For Every Gambler!

  • By Kris on 09-02-18

Must have gambler's guide finally in audio

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Reviewed: 06-20-18

Classic gambler's guide finally in audio. Listen to this if you are going to vegas and want to make those dollars count. Classic!

  • Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

  • By: Matthew O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Alan Carlson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

What secrets do the Las Vegas storm drains keep? What discoveries wait in the dark? What's beneath the neon? Armed with a flashlight, tape recorder, and expandable baton, Las Vegas CityLife writer-editor Matthew O'Brien explored the Las Vegas flood-control system for more than four years. Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas chronicles O'Brien's adventures in subterranean Vegas. He follows the footsteps of a psycho killer. He braces against a flood. He parties with naked crack-heads. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get really inside Las Vegas

  • By cosmitron on 07-08-18

Awesome

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Reviewed: 06-20-18

Great read, great narration. I had no idea Vegas had this history and the book is engaging all the way through.

  • The Blackjack Life

  • A Journey Through the Inner World of Card Counting, the Lessons of Teamwork, and the Clandestine Pursuit of Beating the Odds
  • By: Nathaniel Tilton
  • Narrated by: Joseph Bevilacqua
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

Nathaniel Tilton was leading an ordinary existence in his early30s as a financial advisor in Boston. Then, without a destination in mind, he set out to experience life in more meaningful ways. His path was forged when he met famed MIT blackjack team member Semyon Dukach, who inspired Nathaniel to become a world-class blackjack player. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great audiobook! Got so much more than I expected

  • By Dave on 05-17-18

Perfect Blackjack Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I'm a big blackjack fan and I needed something to pump me up for my upcoming vegas trip. Blackjack Life is easily the best book on the subject I've read so far. Recommended!

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  • House of Incest

  • By: Anaïs Nin
  • Narrated by: Sofia Willingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Originally published in 1936, this is Anaïs Nin's first work of fiction. But unlike her diaries and erotica, House of Incest does not detail the author's relationships with her famous lovers, nor does it contain graphic depiction of sex. Rather, it is a surrealistic look within the narrator's subconscious mind as she attempts to escape from a dream in which she is trapped, or in Nin's words, as she attempts to escape from "the woman's season in hell." Nin's usage of the word "incest" in this case is metaphorical, not literal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anais finally in audio!!

  • By Brian Richman on 05-04-18

Anais Nin at her best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-18

Such a weird, incredible work. Sofia Willingham has Anais Nin down. She's really incredible. Can't wait for more of this. TWO THUMBS UP!

  • Animals Eat Each Other

  • A Novel
  • By: Elle Nash
  • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In this stunning and powerful debut, a girl with no name embarks on a fraught three-way relationship with Matt, a Satanist and a tattoo artist, and his girlfriend Frances, a new mom. The liaison is caged by strict rules and rigid emotional distance. Nonetheless, it’s all too easy to surrender to an attraction so powerful she finds herself erased, abandoning even her own name in favor of a new one: Lilith. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice and bleak...

  • By Ad n' Audie on 09-17-18

So Good!

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Reviewed: 04-30-18

Such a beautiful, fucked up, erotic, crazy book. Get this if you want your socks to be blown off. Elle Nash and Kasi Hollowell rock.

  • Old Open

  • By: Alex Higley
  • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Aging widower Russ Lanaker knows he doesn't know his neighbors - but when he finds out one of them was witness to, and career expert on, the strange UFO phenomenon known as the Phoenix Lights, he realizes that's a situation he'd like to change. What follows is an odyssey out of his air-conditioned comfort zone, through the sun-baked Arizona suburbs, and onto the franchise-lined (and not-so-great) American road. In an existential style reminiscent of Don DeLillo, but with the humor and heart of a Coen Brothers film, Alex Higley takes us along as Russ strikes out in search of knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such an amazing gem!

  • By Kris on 04-30-18

Great Listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Engaging, moving story. Couldn't stop listening. Was bummed when it ended. Awesome narration from Jim D. Johnston.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision

  • By: Sebastian Matthews
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Matthews
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Beginner's Guide to a Head-on Collision offers the deeply moving poetic memoir of Sebastian Matthews's life in the years after the car accident that devastated him and his wife and son. The poems, which often feel like electric improvised prayer-songs, intimately evoke the terrors and wonders of catastrophic physical injury and of life re-booted. They are disturbing, eerie poems that embody the paradoxes of being The Dead Man at the crossing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Reading of a good book

  • By Russ on 10-19-17

Really Great

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Reviewed: 04-11-18

Personal, dark and intense. The author pulls no punches talking about his grizzly car crash. Well worth the credit.