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  • The Theater of War

  • What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today
  • By: Bryan Doerries
  • Narrated by: Adam Driver
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

This compassionate, personal, and illuminating work of nonfiction draws on the author's celebrated work as a director of socially conscious theater to connect listeners with the power of an ancient artistic tradition. For years Bryan Doerries has been producing ancient tragedies for current and returned servicemen and women, addicts, tornado and hurricane victims, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking

  • By Emily Willis on 01-05-18

Simply fascinating.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Got it because Adam Driver. Voice like butter. Riveted by content. I adore Greek tragedies. Theater of War, Arts in the Armed Forces- they provide an amazing service. Thank you.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Girl Logic

  • The Genius and the Absurdity
  • By: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Narrated by: Mayim Bialik, Iliza Shlesinger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. "Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes it as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight

  • By Haha917 on 03-28-18

she is my inner voice

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

Reviewed: 11-19-17

She always makes so much sense. So often I find myself agreeing with her analysis. I remain a fan forever.

  • I Blame Dennis Hopper

  • And Other Stories from a Life Lived in and out of the Movies
  • By: Illeana Douglas
  • Narrated by: Illeana Douglas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

In 1969, Illeana Douglas' parents saw the film Easy Rider and were transformed. Taking Dennis Hopper's words - "That's what it's all about, man" - to heart, they abandoned their comfortable upper-middle-class life and gave Illeana a childhood filled with hippies, goats, free spirits, and free love. Illeana writes, "Since it was all out of my control, I began to think of my life as a movie, with a Dennis Hopper-like father at the center of it." I Blame Dennis Hopper is a rollicking, funny, at times tender exploration of the way movies can change our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved Every Moment of this Book!

  • By Susan Van Allen on 01-20-16

More pls

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Oh, i didnt want the book to end. Illeanna has wonderful stories and amazing insight. the book was inspiring. i anxiously await more from her. <3

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest

  • By: Jennifer Paxton, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Paxton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349

These 36 lectures tell the remarkable story of a tumultuous thousand-year period in the history of England. Dominated by war, conquest, and the struggle to balance the stability brought by royal power with the rights of the governed, it was a period that put into place the foundation of much of the world we know today. As you journey through this largely chronological narrative you'll see key themes emerge, including the assimilation of successive waves of invaders, the tense relationship between kings and the nobility, and the constant battles over money and taxation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sad it's over!

  • By Claudia Murray on 04-24-14

Great Narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

My first course and I'm spoiled. I really wish we could have Prof Paxton continue courses up to the Modern History of England. I would truly love to hear her talk about the Tudors and the Industrial Revolution. Can we? ^_^

  • And One Last Thing...

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,737

Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me this was such a HOOT!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-12-11

No more "special" sales.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-13

What disappointed you about And One Last Thing...?

The sex. The book was okay until that point about halfway thru and then the protagonist starts bumpin like bunnies and I just got grossed out. I had my fill from that insipid 50 shades crap. Why do we need to interject graphic sex scenes where they don't belong? Who is the author gunning for? I don't know of many males reaching for this material and I don't think EVERY woman wants sex slathered all over a nice getting-over-a-man story. Gratuitous, superfluous and nauseating.

Any additional comments?

Here we go... 50 Shades has opened up the flood gates for all the poorly-written over-sexualized erotica that does nothing more than bring up your last meal. I don't get it, but I wish I'd known before I waste $5 on this schlock. T_T

  • Nerd Do Well

  • A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid
  • By: Simon Pegg
  • Narrated by: Simon Pegg
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699

The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek. Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: actor, comedian, writer and self-proclaimed supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO BE ABRIDGED?!

  • By Weedarkone on 08-31-13

I could listen to Pegg read a phonebook.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

If you could sum up Nerd Do Well in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, touching and non-sequiter.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nerd Do Well?

I truly laughed and my heart felt warm at Pegg's anecdotes about growing up. The most memorable, however, is the story that he interjects between memories.

Which scene was your favorite?

The part of the book where Canterbury startles Pegg by talking over the intercom unannounced. To which Pegg commands that his robot butler to use a doorbell noise before speaking on the intercom. When Canterbury says on the intercom "Ding-Dong!" and it still startles Pegg. (lol)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think my favorite was when he met the 4th Doctor. Tom Baker is my Doctor and hearing about Simon meeting him and being offered a Jelly Baby... Oh, it was endearing.

Any additional comments?

Let's face it. The best part about the book is the fact that Simon narrates it himself. I swear I could listen to that man read the phonebook.

Because I Said So!
    The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
    
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    Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    171 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Because I Said So!

  • The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
  • By: Ken Jennings
  • Narrated by: Ken Jennings
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Ken Jennings is here to tell us that mother and father didn't always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (you'll go blind!), or swallow your gum (it stays in your stomach for seven years!), or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are called into question by our country's leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to humorously debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don't talk to strangers, you'll get worms from cookie dough, and so on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Kelsey on 02-17-13
  • Because I Said So!
  • The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
  • By: Ken Jennings
  • Narrated by: Ken Jennings

Very Interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Oh definitely. We've all been lied to by our parents who were fed the same lies by their parents. It's fascinating to learn that the old wives' tales are bunk.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Because I Said So!?

It's all memorable. The stories are engaging and interesting. Like an audio version of Mythbusters. I seem to recall one in particular about why we wash dishes with soap versus water alone. It would be great to have my ten-year-old listen to this as well.

Have you listened to any of Ken Jennings’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Don’t Care about Your Band

  • What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I’ve Dated
  • By: Julie Klausner
  • Narrated by: Julie Klausner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 275

In the tradition of Cynthia Heimel and Chelsea Handler, and with the boisterous iconoclasm of Amy Sedaris, Julie Klausner's candid and funny debut I Don't Care about Your Band sheds light on the humiliations we endure to find love - and the lessons that can be culled from the wreckage. I Don't Care about Your Band posits that lately the worst guys to date are the ones who seem sensitive. It's the jerks in nice guy clothing, not the players in Ed Hardy, who break the hearts of modern girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As flirty as a pleated skirt

  • By mendolynne on 05-30-14

Glad I gave it a shot!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

What did you love best about I Don’t Care about Your Band?

I liked the anecdotes. The stories were cohesive, relevant and nostalgic. I don't think I stopped the audiobook once I pressed Play.

What did you like best about this story?

Talking about her connection to Miss Piggy.

Have you listened to any of Julie Klausner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I have laughed in places, but I couldn't point to any specific passage. The story is more of one that makes me think that my life isn't the greatest, but it isn't so bad, either.