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  • Deep

  • Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
  • By: James Nestor
  • Narrated by: James Nestor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854

Deep is a voyage from the ocean's surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving - in which competitors descend to great depths on a single breath - James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More than I expected!

  • By P. Wilson on 11-13-17

fascinating read listen about the ocean & diving!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

excellent book about much more than diving. great honest journalist.
I learned more about whales than I ever knew

loved every min of it!

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,824
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,530
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91,104

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but repetitive

  • By marianne russell on 05-23-17

interesting look inside So Africa from a good man

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

Great listen, great story, very interesting look inside life in So Africa from on very good man.

  • Cheech Is Not My Real Name

  • ...But Don't Call Me Chong
  • By: Cheech Marin
  • Narrated by: Cheech Marin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Cheech Marin came of age at an interesting time in America and became a self-made counterculture legend with his other half, Tommy Chong. This insightful memoir delves into how Cheech dodged the draft, formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became the face of the recreational drug movement with the film Up in Smoke, forged a successful solo career, and became the owner of the most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Funniest/Intelligent Guys on Earth!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-12-17

Super interesting guy! Charming, grateful, driven.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

So mucg to learn about thw life of Cheech Marin! I saw Cheech speak live at an LA Library book event to launch this book in Feb 2017.
In person, he's hilarious, charming, gracious, a great story - teller & performer.

I bought the audio book that ni.
I was a little surprised & disappointed re-reading many of Cheech's great stories he'd told on stage that night in the audiobook, just without all the personality & enthusiasm.

It doesn't make sense since he's such a great actor, performer, improvise, comedian & voice over artist.

But while his life stories are still interesting, it's not nearly as lively & great as having seen him in person.

A great read tho!

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  • Freaks I've Met

  • By: Donald Jans
  • Narrated by: Donald Jans
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Spokane, Washington, is nearly perfect for most people, but Jack Fitzpatrick is not one of them. Hours after graduation and armed with his final paycheck from his nemesis, Jack heads for Southern California. Dreams are a dime a dozen in the City of Angels. Broke, barely scraping by, and hating his life as a temp, L.A. is definitely not what Jack expected. But after reading "Best Paying Jobs of 1987" in Time magazine, he decides to go after the only one he thinks he has a shot at: institutional bond broker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book in comedy!

  • By Juan Costantini on 12-30-16

One Cool Freak!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

Hilarious story of one driven soul determined to make it happen - even if it takes a lot of crazy routes to get there.
This could easily be a Netflix series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful