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    • Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls

    • True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors
    • By: Edward E. Leslie
    • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    From Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson to Alive! and Adrift, tales of survival have captivated readers. Here are the most remarkable stories imaginable of maroons, castaways, and other survivors from the 1500s to the present: their moral dilemmas, their personalities, and their influence on society, literature, and art.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like a text book

    • By M. C. on 03-14-06

    Regular price: $31.47

    • American Turnaround

    • Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA
    • By: Edward Whitacre, Leslie Cauley
    • Narrated by: Edward Whitacre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Ed Whitacre is credited with taking over the corporate reins at General Motors (GM) when the automotive manufacturer was on the brink of bankruptcy during 2009 and turned the company around in magnificent fashion. In this business memoir, the native Texan explores his unique management style, business acumen and patriotism. It was President Obama who reached out to Ed Whitacre to come out of retirement and take over GM in 2009.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Michael on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Best American Humorous Short Stories

    • By: Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Caroline M.S. Kirkland, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephanye Dussud
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 44

    Eighteen of the very best American short stories, each a classic in its own right. Stories include "The Little Frenchman and his Water Lots", by George Pope Morris; "The Angel of the Odd", by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Schoolmasters’s Progress", by Caroline M.S. Kirkland; "The Watkinson Evening", by Eliza Leslie; "Titbottom’s Spectacles", by George William Curtis; "My Double and "How He Undid Me", by Edward Everett Hale; "A Visit to the Asylum for Aged and Decayed Punsters", by Oliver Wendell; and more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unamused

    • By Periscope on 10-13-12

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Fiction

    • Victorian Shadows (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Leslie Klinger, Michael Sims, Selden Edwards
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19