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    • Inside Scientology

    • The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion
    • By: Janet Reitman
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,917
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,640
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,655

    Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world's fastest-growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of "volunteer ministers" offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of government to further its goals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My cup of tea.

    • By Matt on 08-09-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Glorious

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Alfre Woodard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    Glorious is set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights era. Blending the truth of American history with the fruits of Bernice L. McFadden's rich imagination, this is the story of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and revival offers a candid portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gruesome violence

    • By Marilyn on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Townie

    • A Memoir
    • By: Andre Dubus III
    • Narrated by: Andre Dubus III
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 215

    After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was on a fast track to getting killed—or killing someone else—or to beatings-for-pay as a boxer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More like a 3.25 star rating

    • By Suzn F on 03-15-11

    Regular price: $25.17

    • We Bought a Zoo

    • The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever
    • By: Benjamin Mee
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 482
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 426
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 430

    Already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in the Guardian, We Bought a Zoo is a profoundly moving portrait of an unforgettable family living in the most extraordinary circumstances. This touching memoir is set to be a major motion picture starring Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon, in theaters December 23, 2011.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous narrator.

    • By Christie on 06-29-11
    • The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever
    • By: Benjamin Mee
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 05-09-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 482 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Sex at Dawn

    • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
    • By: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,843
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,899
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,887

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Strawmen and Ad Hominems

    • By Carolyn on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wicked Bugs

    • The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes - creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating and creepy

    • By Paul on 05-28-11
    • The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 05-23-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 365 ratings

    Regular price: $18.19

    • In the Plex

    • How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
    • By: Steven Levy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,820
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,827

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, I get Google

    • By Gwozdz on 09-13-11
    • How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
    • By: Steven Levy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 04-12-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,880 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Car Guys vs. Bean Counters

    • The Battle for the Soul of American Business
    • By: Bob Lutz
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching, office politics, turf wars, and risk avoidance. After declaring bankruptcy during the recession of 2008, GM is back on track thanks to its embrace of Lutz's philosophy. When Lutz got into the auto business in the early sixties, CEOs knew that if you captured the public's imagination with great cars, the money would follow.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring and self-involved.

    • By NYNM on 06-19-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Titanic Thompson

    • The Man Who Bet on Everything
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Born in a log cabin in the Ozarks, Alvin "Titanic" Thompson (1892-1974) traveled with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash. He won and lost millions playing cards, dice, golf, pool, and dangerous games of his own invention. He killed five men and married five women, each one a teenager on her wedding day. He ruled New York's underground craps games in the 1920s and was Damon Runyon's model for slick-talking Sky Masterson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Steve on 09-09-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Zami

    • A New Spelling of My Name
    • By: Audre Lorde
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    Audre Lorde pioneered "biomythography" in Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, originally published in 1982. In this extraordinary tale, Lorde weaves a narrative tapestry out of the threads of her own life - from her family's immigration to New York through her own coming of age - and the lives of the women who shaped her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My first Audre Lorde

    • By Thailese Portilla on 07-28-16
    • A New Spelling of My Name
    • By: Audre Lorde
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 02-08-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 189 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • My Korean Deli

    • Risking It All for a Convenience Store
    • By: Ben Ryder Howe
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 252

    This sweet and funny tale of a preppy editor buying a Brooklyn deli with his Korean in-laws is about family, culture clash, and the quest for authentic experiences. It starts with a gift. When Ben Ryder Howe’s wife, the daughter of Korean immigrants, decides to repay her parents’ self-sacrifice by buying them a store, Howe, an editor at the rarefied Paris Review, agrees to go along.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely delightful!

    • By lesley on 03-19-11

    Regular price: $17.61

    • You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know

    • A True Story of Family, Face-Blindness, and Forgiveness
    • By: Heather Sellers
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Heather Sellers is face-blind - that is, she has prosopagnosia, a rare neurological condition that prevents her from reliably recognizing people’s faces. Growing up, unaware of the reason for her perpetual confusion and anxiety, she took what cues she could from speech, hairstyle, and gait. But she sometimes kissed a stranger, thinking he was her boyfriend, or failed to recognize even her own father and mother. She feared she must be crazy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Interesting 'Read'

    • By Jeanine on 11-24-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Radio Shangri-La

    • What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth
    • By: Lisa Napoli
    • Narrated by: Lisa Napoli
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world, Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan - said to be one of the happiest places on earth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little too much midlife crisis/angst

    • By WHP on 06-04-12
    • What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth
    • By: Lisa Napoli
    • Narrated by: Lisa Napoli
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 02-08-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Please Look After Mom

    • By: Kyung-Sook Shin, Chi-Young Kim (translator)
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Samantha Quan, Janet Song, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    On a family visit to the city, Mom is right behind her husband when the train pulls out of Seoul Station without her, and she is lost, possibly forever. As her children argue over how to find her, they each recall their lives with her. Have they lived up to her expectations? Was she happy? Through the piercing voices of daughter, son, and husband, and through Mom’s own words in the novel’s shattering conclusion, we learn what happened that day, and explore an even deeper mystery—of motherhood itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Daughter wrote, Mom approved.

    • By RatorA on 05-15-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Deal from Hell

    • How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers
    • By: James O'Shea
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In 2000, after the Tribune Company acquired Times Mirror Corporation, it comprised the most powerful collection of newspapers in the world. How then did Tribune nosedive into bankruptcy and public scandal? In The Deal from Hell, veteran Tribune and Los Angeles Times editor James O'Shea takes us behind the scenes of the decisions that led to disaster in boardrooms and newsrooms from coast to coast, based on access to key players, court testimony, and sworn depositions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95