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  • The Reassembler

  • By: James May
  • Narrated by: James May
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

From the humble garden lawnmower to the ear-splitting electric guitar, James May returns with a typically wacky account of what makes these great machines work, one piece at a time. Reassembly is merely a form of therapy; something that stimulates a part of my brain that is left wanting in my daily life. When I rebuild a bicycle, I reorder my head. So might you....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect supplement to the Reassembler show.

  • By XXXCLX on 06-22-18

Short (But Worthy Of Many More Listens!)

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

This is the quintessential James May experience! With his calming, almost Bob Ross style of narration, I can relive the many hours I spent with my grandfather out in his shed, fixing some toy I had broken. I can still smell it so many years later.

  • Revolution for Dummies

  • By: Bassem Youssef
  • Narrated by: Bassem Youssef
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 340

Bassem Youssef's incendiary satirical news program, Al-Bernameg ( The Program), chronicled the events of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, and the rise of Mubarak's successor, Mohamed Morsi. Youssef not only captured his nation's dissent, but stamped it with his own brand of humorous political criticism, in which the Egyptian government became the prime laughing stock. In Revolution for Dummies, Youssef recounts his life and offers hysterical riffs on hypocrisy, instability, and corruption.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Jon Stewart of the Middle East

  • By Rachel - Audible on 10-17-17

Hilarious Insight From Someone Who Lived It

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

As an American who cheered the Arab Spring, Occupy Wallstreet, and still can't believe what has happened since, I recommend this to my friends on both sides of the aisle. You think it can't happen here? This wonderfully funny man watched it happen once then watched us plant the same seeds here. As right as you think your cause is, listen and heed the warnings that any belief or movement can be twisted to serve those in power who has no desire to give it up.

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  • The Fifth Elephant

  • Discworld #24
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,805
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,104

Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police, and ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vines is out of time and already out of breath...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Discworld: Worth Visiting Again and Again

  • By Michael on 08-01-03

Another Watch Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 01-16-15

The diction and voice work was superb! Lady Sybil is a much bigger part of the story which is very nice.