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    • But What If We're Wrong?

    • Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past
    • By: Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated by: Chuck Klosterman, Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 974
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 879

    We live in a culture of casual certitude. This has always been the case, no matter how often that certainty has failed. Though no generation believes there's nothing left to learn, every generation unconsciously assumes that what has already been defined and accepted is (probably) pretty close to how reality will be viewed in perpetuity. And then, of course, time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure - until, of course, they don't.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another bad review for the narrator

    • By Norris Family on 06-13-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

    • A Low Culture Manifesto (Now with a New Middle)
    • By: Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated by: Chuck Klosterman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 655
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 436

    From the kid who brought you Fargo Rock City, the first book in history to garner the praise of Stephen King, David Byrne, Donna Gaines, Sebastian Bach, Jonathan Lethem, and Rivers Cuomo, comes Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, the first book in history to examine breakfast cereal, reality television, tribute bands, Internet porn, serial killers, and the Dixie Chicks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Brilliant Manifesto

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 01-09-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Eating the Dinosaur

    • By: Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated by: Chuck Klosterman, Ira Glass, Errol Morris, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 400

    In Eating the Dinosaur, Klosterman is more entertaining and incisive than ever. Whether he's dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fan's inevitably hate their favorite band's latest album, or why we love watching can't-miss superstars fail spectacularly, Klosterman remains obsessed with the relationship between expectation, reality, and living history. It's amateur anthropology for the present tense, and sometimes it's incredibly funny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Way To Spend 6.5 Hours

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 06-21-13

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Chuck Klosterman X

    • A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
    • By: Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated by: Chuck Klosterman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    New York Times best-selling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman presents a unique Audio Companion for Chuck Klosterman X, in which he contextualizes and reads from the collection of his best articles and essays, providing both a fascinating tour of the past decade and an ideal introduction to the mind of one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Buyer Beware

    • By Jim Myers on 05-16-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • I Wear the Black Hat

    • Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
    • By: Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated by: Chuck Klosterman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584

    In I Wear the Black Hat, Klosterman questions the very nature of how modern people understand the concept of villainy. What was so Machiavellian about Machiavelli? Why don't we see Batman the same way we see Bernhard Goetz? Who's more worthy of our vitriol - Bill Clinton or Don Henley? What was O.J. Simpson's second-worst decision? Masterfully blending cultural analysis with self-interrogation and limitless imagination, I Wear the Black Hat delivers perceptive observations on the complexity of the anti-hero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Writer Falls a Little Short...

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 08-20-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Visible Man

    • A Novel
    • By: Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated by: Annabella Sciorra, Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    Therapist Victoria Vick is contacted by a cryptic, unlikable man who insists his situation is unique and unfathomable. Vick becomes convinced that he suffers from a complex set of delusions: Y__, as she refers to him, claims to be a scientist who has stolen cloaking technology from an aborted government project in order to render himself nearly invisible. Unsure of his motives or honesty, Vick becomes obsessed with her patient....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hillarious & Disturbing In (almost) Equal Measure

    • By Amanda on 11-07-11

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Chuck Klosterman IV

    • A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas
    • By: Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated by: Chuck Klosterman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Chuck Klosterman IV consists of three parts:

    THINGS THAT ARE TRUE
    Profiles and trend stories: Britney Spears, Val Kilmer, McDonalds, '70s rock band nostalgia cruises. With new introductions and asides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 9.6 out of 10

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Chuck Klosterman

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Chuck Klosterman
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    [Contains explicit content] Chuck Klosterman is best known for his wildly popular books on music and pop cultural including the mega hits Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto and Killing Yourself to Live, in which he writes about subjects he is passionate about — from heavy metal to breakfast cereals and everything in between. In this episode Klosterman discusses his rise from small town boy to finding his place as one of America’s best loved cultural critics.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Killing Yourself to Live

    • 85% of a True Story
    • By: Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    For 6,557 miles, Chuck Klosterman thought about dying. He drove a rental car from New York to Rhode Island to Georgia to Mississippi to Iowa to Minneapolis to Fargo to Seattle, and he chased death and rock 'n' roll all the way. Within the span of 21 days, Chuck had three relationships end, one by choice, one by chance, and one by exhaustion. He snorted cocaine in a graveyard. He walked a half-mile through a bean field.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Chuck is better read by Chuck

    • By Chad C. Davis on 04-07-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Downtown Owl

    • A Novel
    • By: Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated by: Phillip Baker Hall, Lily Rabe, Wiley Wiggins, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Somewhere in North Dakota, there is a town called Owl that isn't there. Disco is over, but punk never happened. They don't have cable. They don't really have pop culture, unless you count grain prices and alcoholism. People work hard and then they die. They hate the government and impregnate teenage girls. But that's not nearly as awful as it sounds; in fact, sometimes it's perfect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen

    • By Harry on 02-21-09

    Regular price: $31.93