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    • Amazon’s Free HQ Tour

    • By: The Amazon HQ Tours Team
    • Narrated by: The Amazon HQ Tours Team
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 331
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
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      4 out of 5 stars 273

    Welcome to Amazon! Several years ago, Amazon made a conscious choice to invest in downtown Seattle, even though it would've been cheaper to move to the suburbs. Amazon chose to commit to Seattle because they believed it was the right choice for Amazon employees and for the city. Now, Amazon's Headquarters is made up of over 30 office buildings. On this Amazon Headquarters Tour, you will learn how Amazon's unique urban campus is deeply connected to the surrounding community.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 799
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 652
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 642

    Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. This is the audio recording of David Foster Wallace delivering that very address. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best 20 minutes of my life.

    • By John Nosal on 10-09-12

    Regular price: $5.68

    • Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, and Gabrielle Hamilton on 'How I Learned to Cook'

    • By: Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, Gabrielle Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Michael Ruhlman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    Anthony Bourdain, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Eric Ripert are all well established, accomplished chefs; they share their early cooking experiences, what influenced their cooking styles, and what made them want to be chefs forever. Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles, the author of the best-selling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and the host of the popular Food Network series, A Cook's Tour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome. I really miss Tony.

    • By Jose Batlle on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Springsteen on Broadway

    • By: Bruce Springsteen
    • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    Springsteen on Broadway is the solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen. Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen on Broadway is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. In addition, the show features a special appearance by Patti Scialfa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Storytelling Magic of Springsteen on Broadway

    • By Donna Lucas on 12-16-18

    Regular price: $17.99

    • TED Talks: Our Favorites, Intro

    • By: Audible Channels
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Hello! Thanks for enjoying TED Talks. These are no longer available in Audible Channels, but you can find great, enriching listens at Audible.com/AudioShows, or by browsing all channels from the Featured Tab.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This one didn’t work

    • By Janet L Rooney on 04-29-19

    Regular price: $0.00

    • A Rare Recording of J. R. R. Tolkien

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    J. R. R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor best known as the author of fantasy works like "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings." Listen as Tolkien reads "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil," "The Hoard," "Perry-The-Winkle," and "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon." Also included is a reading of "A Elbereth Gilthoniel" in Elvish and "The Road Goes Ever on," sung by William Elvin with music by Donald Swann.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not all Tolkien - wish I'd noticed that

    • By Tracet on 04-21-15

    Regular price: $5.57

    • Ray Kurzweil Commencement Address at WPI (May 21, 2005)

    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: Ray Kurzweil
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Ray Kurzweil, the world-renowned inventor, futurist, and author, addresses the graduating class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's 137th commencement in Worcester, Mass. Kurzweil talks about what he calls "the three great revolutions:" genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics. His message to the graduates: "Creating knowledge is really what the human species is all about." Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors and innovators.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the download - but lacking some inspiration

    • By Dana on 06-01-05

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Thalia Book Club: Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Liesl Schillinger, Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A Gentleman in Moscow recounts the story of Count Alexander Rostov. In 1922, on the heels of the Russian Revolution, the count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and sentenced to permanent house arrest in Moscow's grand Hotel Metropol. In something of a literary feat, as the count's story progresses over three decades, the walls of the Metropol seem to expand, rather than close in around readers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great companion to the novel

    • By Cori Couture on 07-04-19

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Buried Child

    • By: Sam Shepard
    • Narrated by: Hale Appleman, Tom Bower, John Getz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    It's a curious homecoming for Vince, the son nobody seems to remember. Violence is never far from the surface as his unexpected return uncovers a deep, dark secret that triggers catastrophe in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Hale Appleman as Vince; Tom Bower as Dodge; John Getz as Father Dewis; Amy Madigan as Halie; Robert Parsons as Tilden; Jeff Perry as Bradley; and Madeline Zima as Shelly. Directed by Peter Levin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark, absorbing

    • By EAlex on 03-04-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Michael Jackson's Memorial Service (7/7/09)

    • By: Associated Press
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service took place on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony featured performances and remarks from Stevie Wonder, Usher, Queen Latifah, Lionel Richie, Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Smokey Robinson, and Martin Luther King III, among others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Michael's Service

    • By S Kistner on 10-15-16

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie

    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Salman Rushdie
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining

    • By Ian C Robertson on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Malcolm Gladwell with Robert Krulwich at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer, discusses making sudden, instinctive judgments, as written about in his new book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He is joined by Emmy-winning reporter Robert Krulwich, who covers scientific phenomena for ABC's Nightline and PBS's Nova.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mind blowing

    • By Sarah on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $1.95

    • On Self Esteem and Scholars, Witches and Other Freedom Fighters

    • By: Gloria Steinem
    • Narrated by: Gloria Steinem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 47
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      5 out of 5 stars 46
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      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Gloria Steinem offers her views on the interconnectedness between self-esteem and sexism, racism, politics, and physical and sexual abuse in this entertaining and educating program, recorded live in New York City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so much good stuff

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Thalia Book Club: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

    • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated by: Robin Desser, Francesca Choy-Kee
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The author of the critically acclaimed Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus presents her newest novel Americanah, a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria facing challenges in the countries they come to call home.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a reading of the book.

    • By Deborah M. Babik on 04-03-15

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Alice Walker in Conversation with Gloria Steinem at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Writer, lecturer, and feminist activist Gloria Steinem and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker sit down with Wilma Mankiller to discuss gender and politics in today's world. The three consider the path each took to became icons of the feminist movement, the ways religion plays into gender and power relations, and the future of feminism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wish I was there

    • By riverdoc on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Selected Shorts: New American Stories

    • By: Aleksandar Hemon, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines, Rita Wolf, Condola Rashad, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    New American Stories presents diverse stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and found, by four of the best young contemporary writers - Jhumpa Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Aleksandar Hemon - as performed by terrific stage and screen actors. All four writers have a unique perspective on the American experience, which is reflected in their work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting stories so well told!

    • By Grace L. Miller on 09-09-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thalia Book Club: Jamaica Kincaid, 'See Now Then'

    • By: Jamaica Kincaid
    • Narrated by: Ian Frazier
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The author of Annie John, Lucy, and The Autobiography of My Mother delves into her long-awaited new novel about a complicated modern family, featuring Mr. and Mrs. Sweet and their two children, Heracles and Persephone, who live in the Shirley Jackson house in Vermont. Kincaid discusses her novel with her old friend Ian Frazier ( The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days).

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Thalia Book Club: Let Me Finish by Roger Angell

    • By: Roger Angell
    • Narrated by: Mark Singer
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Beloved author Roger Angell discusses his memoir, which includes reflections on his family and growing up that have recently appeared in The New Yorker, with Mark Singer, staff writer for The New Yorker.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell

    • Surveying Mankind from China to Peru
    • By: Adam Gopnik, Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Daniel Sullivan, Henry Timms
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik and sociologist Malcolm Gladwell revisit their debates about healthcare, education, media, and a variety of other subjects. The event, introduced by Daniel Sullivan, general consul of Canada, and Simon Center director Henry Timms is followed by an extensive Q&A.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful Conversation

    • By Barbara Overgaard on 03-28-13

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Copenhagen

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, David Krumholtz, Shannon Cochran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    How different would the world have looked had the Nazis been the first to build an atomic bomb? Werner Heisenberg, one of Hitler's lead nuclear scientists, famously and mysteriously met in Copenhagen with his colleague and mentor, Niels Bohr, one of the founders of the Manhattan Project. Michael Frayn's Tony Award-winning drama imagines their reunion. Joined by Niels' wife, Margrethe, these three brilliant minds converge for an encounter of atomic proportions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Talented performers

    • By Josh on 03-15-19

    Regular price: $6.95

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