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    • The Nudist on the Late Shift and Other True Tales of Silicon Valley

    • By: Po Bronson
    • Narrated by: Po Bronson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    One of Silicon Valley's best journalists brings us observations of the technology Mecca's everyman, from dreamers on the brink of success to some of the more obscure, colorful characters in the landscape. An Audible.com audio exclusive!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • pretty good!

    • By Colin on 03-24-03

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    • By: Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,033
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,468

    With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious and inspiring

    • By Brad Grimm on 11-09-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Rockefellers

    • By: Peter Collier, David Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Michael Anthony
    • Length: 30 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr., who amassed a fortune amid the muck and disorder of the Pennsylvania oil fields and left his son to deal with the public outcry.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Long

    • By Rohit on 05-25-07

    Regular price: $39.95

    • 'Tis

    • By: Frank McCourt
    • Narrated by: Frank McCourt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,343
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339

    Listen as Frank tells in his own inimitable voice his story of how at the age of 19 he traveled from Limerick to New York in pursuit of the American dream. Despite the abundance of unsolicited advice he gets to "join the cops" and "stick to his own kind", Frank knows that he should educate himself and somehow rise above his circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous

    • By Tony on 02-05-06

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Fresh Air Archive: Steven Jobs

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    One of the founders of Apple Computers, Steven Jobs, talks about the future of computer technology on this edition of Fresh Air. Jobs led the development of the Macintosh computer and in 1985 he founded NeXT Computer. NeXT's mission is to develop customized software for businesses; two of their applications are OPENSTEP and NEXTSTEP.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 248

    In this classic of literary nonfiction, Annie Dillard takes us through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, bringing anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and thinks about wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot, unties a snakeskin, witnesses a flood, and plays "King of the Meadow" with a field of grasshoppers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pilgrim at tinker creek

    • By Rand on 08-21-03

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Tender at the Bone

    • By: Ruth Reichl
    • Narrated by: Ruth Reichl
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    Tender at the Bone is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in equal measure by unforgettable people, the love of tales well-told, and a passion for food. In other words, the stuff of the best literature. The journey begins with Reichl's mother, the notorious food-poisoner known forevermore as the Queen of Mold, and moves on to the fabled Mrs. Peavey, one-time Baltimore socialite millionairess, and, for a brief but poignant moment, retained as Reichl's maid.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too bad it was abridged

    • By Susan Phifer on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Bringers of the Dawn

    • Teachings from the Pleiadians
    • By: Barbara Marciniak
    • Narrated by: Barbara Marciniak
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
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      5 out of 5 stars 373

    The Pleiadians, a group of enlightened beings who have come to Earth to guide us to a new stage of evolution, offer new insights into human existence. Culled from over 400 hours of channeling by noted trance medium Barbara Marciniak, the Pleiadians advise humans to free themselves from the mass media, work cooperatively, and eliminate the words "try" and "should" from their vocabularies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting, but a bit spacey

    • By Ruy on 03-11-09

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Wasted

    • A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
    • By: Marya Hornbacher
    • Narrated by: Marya Hornbacher
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 435
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430

    Precociously intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and ambitious, Marya Hornbacher grew up in a comfortable middle-class American home. At the age of 5, she returned home from ballet class one day, put on an enormous sweater, curled up on her bed, and cried because she thought she was fat. By age 9, she was secretly bulimic, throwing up at home after school, while watching Brady Bunch reruns on television and munching Fritos. She added anorexia to her repertoire a few years later and took great pride in her ability to starve. Marya's story gathers intensity with each passing year. By the time she is in college and working for a wire news service in Washington D.C., she is in the grip of a bout of anorexia so horrifying that it will forever put to rest the romance of wasting away. Down to 52 pounds and counting, Marya becomes a battlefield: her powerful death instinct at war with the will to live. Why would a talented young girl go through the looking glass and slip into a netherworld where up is down, food is greed, and death is honor? Why enter into a love affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Marya Hornbacher sustained both anorexia and bulimia through 5 lengthy hospitalizations, endless therapy, the loss of family, friends, jobs, and ultimately, any sense of what it means to be "normal." In this vivid, emotionally wrenching memoir, she recreates the experience and illuminates the tangle of personal, family, and cultural causes underlying eating disorders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glamorless...

    • By RaisinNut on 08-09-13

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Neither Here Nor There

    • Travels in Europe
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 659
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
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      4 out of 5 stars 297

    You'll stop at Europe's most diverting and historic locales and view the Old World through Bryson's tourist eye view in this affectionate, blisteringly insightful, and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish he were my neighbour.

    • By Heather on 08-29-12

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Three Pillars of Zen

    • Teaching, Practice, Enlightenment
    • By: Roshi Philip Kapleau
    • Narrated by: Bodhin Kjolhede, Sunya Kjolhede
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    No other Eastern religious tradition has influenced Western thought more than Zen Buddhism. This collection contains the luminous essays and lectures of contemporary Zen masters, as well as several personal accounts of the experience of enlightenment. Since 1965, this pioneering classic has had a profound impact on the development of Zen in the West, inspiring countless Westerners to undertake Zen practice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Comments on abridged Audible Version

    • By FLBubba on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $11.87

    • When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

    • A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace
    • By: Le Ly Hayslip, Jay Wurts
    • Narrated by: Nancy Kwan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    This haunting memoir tells the brutal story of the Vietnam War from the perspective of an innocent victim whose childhood was dominated by violence, devastation, and conflicts between the teachings of her culture and the realities of war. The youngest in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was 12 years old when U.S. helicopters landed in her village. She was raped and "ruined" for marriage by Viet Cong soldiers, imprisoned and tortured by the South Vietnamese, and sentenced to death by the Viet Cong. Ultimately fleeing to the U.S. with her children, she finally found peace, and in 1986, she was reunited with her family in Vietnam. The story of her homecoming, interwoven with her memories of the war years, paints a vivid picture of a noble, optimistic woman and her native country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to listen to

    • By heatherhg on 07-01-07

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Gospel According to Jesus

    • A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers
    • By: Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    This translation of the life and teachings of Jesus creates an image of not only a great spiritual teacher, but of a real person. Eminent author and translator Stephen Mitchell's approach to the Gospels has been widely praised for its depth, clarity, and radiance. This is a stunning work for believers and non-believers alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Gospel According to Jesus

    • By Maryanne Mesple on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Bound for Glory

    • The Autobiography of Woody Guthrie
    • By: Woody Guthrie
    • Narrated by: Arlo Guthrie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    The legendary voice of folk music, Woody Gurthrie, left behind hundreds of songs, including such American treasures as "This Land is Your Land," "Hard Traveling," and "Reuben James." His has influenced generations of musicians from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez to Bruce Springsteen and the Indigo Girls. In this remarkable autobiography, Guthrie presents a vision of America that, like his songs, is not soon forgotten. Guthrie traveled all over the U.S. by boxcar, thumb, and foot during the years after the Great Depression. He died of Huntington's Disease in 1967.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Living without bounds

    • By Henry on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $10.95

    • All But My Life

    • By: Gerda Weissmann Klein
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    A classic of Holocaust literature, Gerda Weissmann Klein's celebrated memoir tells the moving story of a young woman's 3 frightful years as a slave laborer of the Nazis and her miraculous liberation. All But My Life stands as the ultimate lesson in humanity, hope, and friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All But My Life

    • By Zachary Brannock on 08-06-07

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Bella Tuscany

    • The Sweet Life in Italy
    • By: Frances Mayes
    • Narrated by: Frances Mayes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Filled with recipes from Mayes' Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. Mayes writes of her continuing love affair with Italy: her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration.  

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Maudlin Journal cum Drawl

    • By James E Fristad on 09-07-05

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Basketball Diaries

    • By: Jim Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jim Carroll
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    In his teens, Jim Carroll roamed the streets of New York, shooting baskets with some of New York's best "playground" stars, and shooting heroin with some of the city's most memorable street characters. The Basketball Diaries is his chronicle of those years. Written while in his teens, it is a literary tour-de-force and a stunning portrait of contemporary urban street life. The characters and incidents are moving and funny and sad, but always very real.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very raw and original.

    • By Joseph S. on 04-07-19

    Regular price: $10.95

    • The Pleiadian Agenda

    • A New Cosmology for the Age of Light
    • By: Barbara Hand Clow
    • Narrated by: Kitt Weagant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    The end of the Mayan calendar triggers the dawning of the Age of Light, signaling the beginning of the Age of Aquarius, when mankind will make a great a great evolutionary leap forward. And a group of enlightened beings known as the Pleiadians will be there to guide us, according to astrologer and spiritual teacher Barbara Head Clow, who channels the voice of Satya, a Pleiadian goddess. Satya says Earth is the stage for a cosmic drama unfolding simultaneously across 9 dimensions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 10 Stars, Excellent, superb!

    • By Advika on 06-10-11

    Regular price: $12.57

    • So Far...

    • By: Kelsey Grammer
    • Narrated by: Kelsey Grammer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Kelsey Grammer's career has been blessed with great comedy, but to know his personal life is to truly know tragedy. In this frank, compelling, and moving autobiography, the Emmy Award-winning star of Frasier and Cheers poignantly recounts the overwhelming tragedies that haunted his early life - the murders of his father and sister, and accidental deaths of his two half-brothers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than Brilliant

    • By Ajay Soin on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Wright Brothers

    • By: Fred C. Kelly
    • Narrated by: Noah Waterman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Fred C. Kelly, a former newspaperman, author, and an old friend of the Wrights, tells the story of the 2 brilliant, dedicated, flight-obsessed bicycle mechanics from Ohio who first realized mankind's age-old dream of conquering the skies. Long considered the definitive Wright Brothers biography (the manuscript was read and approved by Orville Wright), Kelly's work recounts the Wrights' early history and the complete behind-the-scenes story of how they designed, built, tested, and flew the first "Flyer."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Wright Brothers (Unabridged)

    • By pcwright@prodigy.net on 08-31-04

    Regular price: $19.95

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