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    • The Italians

    • By: John Hooper
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    John Hooper's marvelously entertaining and perceptive new book is ideal for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind and often belie the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life: football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism, and the reason Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger yet none for a hangover.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mi piace molto!

    • By Zaubermond on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Fatal Voyage

    • The Wrecking of the Costa Concordia
    • By: John Hooper
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    A superstitious man might just have balked at putting to sea on Friday 13th in the centenary year of the sinking of the Titanic.... Fatal Voyage is the first comprehensive account of the wrecking of the Costa Concordia - an enthralling narrative of events before, during, and after the 114,000-ton liner slammed into rocks off the Mediterranean island of Giglio. Focusing on the experiences of a Californian family, Fatal Voyage brings to life the terrifying reality of being trapped aboard the listing, crippled Costa Concordia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but too short

    • By Roberta Westwood on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $2.47

    • Alien Landing

    • Beppe Grillo and the Advent of Dotcom Politics
    • By: John Hooper
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Direct democracy can no longer be thought of as something that belongs to the future.... This is the scarcely believable story of how, in just over three years, a political dotcom grew to become one of the most powerful forces in the affairs of a country of 60 million people. At the general election in Italy this year, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement, which has its headquarters on a website, took a quarter of the vote - more than Silvio Berlusconi’s party.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • interesting, but for a narrow audience

    • By Robyn on 04-18-14

    Regular price: $2.55