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Chris Bushnell

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  • Under Asian Skies

  • Australia to Europe by Motorcycle - an Enthralling Journey Through One of the World's Most Colourful and Diverse Regions
  • By: Sam Manicom
  • Narrated by: Sam Manicom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

In Sam’s second book, Under Asian Skies, you'll find yourself immersed in an enchanting mix of drama, majesty, laughter, mystery, love, and his usual disasters. Sometimes a traveller's plans simply don't work out as intended, but for Sam every mishap is the beginning of a unique adventure; silver linings do exist. You'll travel on a journey across the vastness of Australia, through the twists and turns of New Zealand, and on up into the exotic lands of Southeast Asia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Bridge Between Humanity and Adventure.

  • By Jim Foreman on 07-21-14

a delite listening to Sam & Libbey 's adventure

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-16

we very much enjoyed listening to Sam tell his adventure riding Libbey around Asia and all the people he met along the way. we ride so we understand that freedom z
and joy of the open road
. looking forward to reading more of his books soon.

  • I Want My MTV

  • The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution
  • By: Craig Marks, Rob Tannenbaum
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

It was a pretty radical idea - a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined. I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Most Entertaining Book of the Year

  • By David on 10-24-12

I want my m tv. A enjoyable behind the scenes trip

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-16

I want my m tv was an enjoyable trip down memory lane... liked hearing all the behind the scenes stories.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,443

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

I highly recommend this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-16

I loved it had me all the way thru. it should be required reading in school. I could relate to his story and it shared new perspective on others.

  • The Geography of Bliss

  • One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
  • By: Eric Weiner
  • Narrated by: Eric Weiner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 493

Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness". This uses a beguiling mixture of travel, psychology, science and humor to investigate not what happiness is, but where it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brew your coffee, get some cookies

  • By Ben on 08-30-08

it was enjoyable read... nice before sleep book

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-16

it says right in the title... a grumpy guide. while I did not mind the husband enjoyed it less then i. he likes things upbeat and nice, so if you are strong in your beliefs enjoy the world and different points of view and how the rest of the world lives you should enjoy this read.

  • Letting Go

  • The Pathway of Surrender
  • By: David R. Hawkins MD. PHD.
  • Narrated by: Peter Lownds PhD
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419

Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author's clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read it, practice it... and change your life

  • By ScottishLass on 07-22-15

a blessing for any seeker

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-16

an insightful book for anyone seeking inner peace, health and joy. it was enjoyable to hear the authors story.

  • Blind Curves

  • A Woman, a Motorcycle, and a Journey to Reinvent Herself
  • By: Linda Crill
  • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

After months of following one-size-fits-all advice for a fifty-seven-year-old widow, Linda Crill is still miserable, until she makes a rebellious spur-of-the-moment decision: she trades her corporate suits for motorcycle leathers and commits herself to a 2,500-mile road trip down America’s Pacific Northwest coast on a Harley. The problem she doesn’t know how to ride and has only thirty days to learn. Four short weeks later, Linda joins two men and a woman for a white-knuckled, exhilarating road trip along the west coast....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not a motorcycle story

  • By Chris Bushnell on 02-17-16

not a motorcycle story

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-16

had it moments but was repetitive and just annoying at times. the narrator got irritating with time. it was one blind curve that got predictable.