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  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,645

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've never read a book quite like this one

  • By Joey on 04-23-12

The human mind is a maze

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

Reviewed: 02-08-13

The little people got me to read further but why I dont know. Its odd. The novel made me think of old forgotten feelings and childhood. A rather original book. Please read it and be transformed.

  • Tulia

  • Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town
  • By: Nate Blakeslee
  • Narrated by: James Boles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Early one morning in the summer of 1999, authorities in the tiny West Texas town of Tulia began a roundup of suspected drug dealers. By the time the sweep was done, over 40 people had been arrested and one of every five black adults in town was behind bars, all accused of dealing cocaine to the same undercover officer, Tom Coleman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By JOHN on 03-23-08

The Tulia story has to many boring details.

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

Reviewed: 10-30-11

Really important story, but to many boring details. Don't send you time there or on the book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Best American Erotica, Volume 12: Surviving Darwin

  • By: Susie Bright, Jane Smiley, Mary Gaitskill, and others
  • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Nelson George, Lenore Zann, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 25

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley details a beautiful erotic interlude in an otherwise sordid real estate deal; Mary Gaitskill celebrates the unexpected ardor of one middle-aged couple; Steve Almond reminisces about the best one-man/three-girl Ecstasy party ever; Nelson George recounts the erotic escapades that befall a young man who accompanies a celebrity athlete when he picks up a gaggle of girls; and Carol Queen explores the joys of making love with summer fruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why Susie?

  • By Jesse on 05-20-06

Too much variety in the stories

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

Reviewed: 10-27-11

Too much variety in the stories... but maybe that is good? It depend of what kind of story that you like. So be brave and try this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Money for Nothing

  • One Man's Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions
  • By: Edward Ugel
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

At age 26, broke and knee-deep in gambling debt, Ed Ugel serendipitously landed a job as a salesman for The Firm, a company that offered up-front cash to lottery winners in exchange for their gradually doled-out prize money. Ed made a lucrative living by taking advantage of lottery winners' weaknesses - weaknesses he knew all too well.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The world of money.. and spending...

  • By Nikolaj on 10-27-11

The world of money.. and spending...

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

Reviewed: 10-27-11

A fine inside view in a world that not many people see. It's fine to hear the author thorts on hees one work and the people that win. A story of sorrow and joy. Just as I like it.

  • The Best of Best American Erotica, The Final Edition

  • By: Susie Bright, Rowan Elizabeth, Alicia Gifford
  • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Theo McKell, Don Leslie, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 107

To mark its 15th anniversary, and the very last edition of the series, the top-selling erotica anthology achieves a scorching new climax with a special edition showcasing standout stories from the entire series as well as never before published pieces - plus a hot and edgy piece from Susie Bright herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely pushes the envelope

  • By Pieter on 03-18-09

It's up to you!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-11

Maybe you like the stories.. not all of them are good. "The Program" by G. Bonhomme is absolutly wonderful and funny.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Emergency

  • This Book Will Save Your Life
  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

A tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid. It's one man's story of a dangerous world - and how to stay alive in it. Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational Page Turner for your Ears

  • By Risa on 03-30-15

Good book - but don't bye a goat!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-11

Just buy the book and enjoy a journey into another world - a world that most people can learn something from. But don't buy a goat!

  • The Blue Zones

  • Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
  • By: Dan Buettner
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

Award-winning author and researcher Dan Buettner has traveled the world to meet the planet’s longest-lived people, and learned nine powerful yet simple lessons that could put you on the path to longer life. Where did he find them? In the Blue Zones....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice collection of stories - but not much more

  • By Ossi on 02-04-13

Just try it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-10

Teh book is pretty good and surprising. One can learn a lot about life and priorities.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Life Strategies

  • Doing What Works, Doing What Matters
  • By: Phil McGraw
  • Narrated by: Phil McGraw
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Do you feel capable of more than you are accomplishing? Are you silently enduring an emotionally barren life? Are you frustrated that you are not making enough money? You need a challenge. You need change. You need...a life strategy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mellow Phil?

  • By Edwina on 06-13-03

Not that good..

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

Reviewed: 07-08-10

I don't like the "this is it" thinking, that he presents. There are other ways as well. 4 hrs and 58 mins. do not fix you life or situation.

That i like about the book is that it can inspire you to do new good thinks and thinking.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Waiter Rant

  • Thanks for the Tip - Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
  • By: The Waiter
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 408

According to The Waiter, 80 percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining 20 percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths.

Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not turn it Off!

  • By Eric on 08-04-08

A surprising and interesting listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-09

Coming from Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe I find the book informative, entertaining and well told. American culture seen from a certain personal and funny viewpoint. Lots of insights worth knowing before visiting the US.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,808
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,835

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I tried to like it

  • By lavalleem on 10-07-18

Meget fin og l?rerig rejse

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

Reviewed: 03-27-09

Bogen er en intens oplevelse og unik i sin beskrivelse af faderens forhold til sin s?n. En meget sp?ndende bog.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful