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    • The Billionaire and the Mechanic

    • How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, the America's Cup
    • By: Julian Guthrie
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    The America’s Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but incomplete

    • By Blaine on 01-29-16

    Regular price: $24.82

    • How to Make a Spaceship

    • A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight
    • By: Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson - preface, Stephen Hawking - afterword
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne and the other teams in the hunt is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. It is driven by outsized characters - Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, John Carmack, Paul Allen - and obsessive pursuits. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn't just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry and a new age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun and Thrilling Ride

    • By Gillian on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • How to Make a Spaceship

    • A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Space Flight
    • By: Julian Guthrie
    • Narrated by: Sir Richard Branson, Robert Shapiro
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had 80 seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. If he did he would make history as the world's first commercial astronaut. The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a new race to space required small teams to do what only the world's largest governments had done before.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Der Milliardär und der Mechaniker

    • By: Julian Guthrie
    • Narrated by: Matthias Lühn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Der America's Cup, erstmals 1851 ausgelobt, ist die älteste internationale Sporttrophäe - und bis heute heiß begehrt. Bis auf einen Schweizer "Ausrutscher" waren es in den letzten Jahrzehnten vor allem die Neuseeländer, die eine Art Daueranspruch auf den Pokal des America's Cup anmeldeten.

    Regular price: $16.60