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    • Lexicon

    • By: Max Barry
    • Narrated by: Heather Corrigan, Zach Appelman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,547
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,328

    At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren't taught history, geography, or mathematics - at least not in the usual ways. Instead, they are taught to persuade. Here the art of coercion has been raised to a science. Students harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as "poets": adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fasten your seat belt...

    • By Tango on 06-22-13

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Jennifer Government

    • By: Max Barry
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 541
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 301

    The irreverent author of the cult classic Syrup hits his target in this satire on the wages of big capital. In Max Barry's hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations, and employees take the last names of the companies they work for; The Police and The NRA are publicly traded security firms, and the U.S. government may only investigate crimes if they can bill a citizen directly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Allegory

    • By Steven F Giovanni on 01-11-10

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Company

    • By: Max Barry
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    Nestled among Seattle's skyscrapers, The Zephyr Holdings Building is a bleak rectangle topped by an orange-and-black logo that gives no hint of Zephyr's business. Lack of clarity, it turns out, is Zephyr's defining characteristic. The floors are numbered in reverse. No one has ever seen the CEO or glimpsed his office on the first (i.e., top) floor. Yet every day people clip on their ID tags, file into the building, sit at their desks, and hope that they're not about to be outsourced.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Characters brought to life

    • By Michael on 05-10-07

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Machine Man

    • By: Max Barry
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts. Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon. A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better living through engineering?

    • By Ken on 09-04-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories, Volume Two (Dramatized)

    • By: Max Allan Collins, M.J. Elliott, Barry Richert, and others
    • Narrated by: Malcolm McDowell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    From Fangoria, America's number-one source for horror, an AudioGO exclusive with six uncut episodes available for the first time! Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories with host and narrator Malcolm McDowell are fully-dramatized radio dramas to thrill you and chill you!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DON'T BE SHEEPEPLE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-18-16

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Lexicon [German Edition]

    • By: Max Barry
    • Narrated by: Martin Bross
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Worte sind Waffen: Wil Parke ist ein einfacher Zimmermann. Oder zumindest glaubt er das. Bis er auf einer Flughafentoilette in Portland von zwei Männern angegriffen wird. Sie behaupten, er sei der Schlüssel in einem geheimen Krieg, ein "Ausreißer", immun gegen die Kraft der Worte. Sie zwingen ihn mitzukommen in die Geisterstadt Broken Hill, deren gesamte Bevölkerung bei einem Chemieunfall vor zwei Jahren ausgelöscht wurde. Dort soll ein mächtiges Artefakt verborgen liegen, das den Krieg ein für alle Mal beenden könnte.

    Regular price: $25.63

    • Lexicon

    • By: Max Barry
    • Narrated by: Heather Corrigan, Zach Appelman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Two years ago, something terrible was unleashed in an Australian mining town called Broken Hill. Thousands died. Few people know what really happened. Emily Ruff is one of them. She belongs to an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will. She was one of their most promising recruits until she made a catastrophic mistake: she fell in love. Wil Parke knows the truth too, only he doesn't remember it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant & original, but, oh, dreadful accents!

    • By Janie on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Jennifer Government

    • By: Max Barry
    • Narrated by: Patrick Frederic
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In Max Barry's twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations; employees take the last names of the companies they work for; The Police and The NRA are publicly-traded security firms. Jennifer Government is a Catch-22 for the New World Order, a satire both broad and pointed, deeply funny and disturbingly on-target.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Take Off Your Blinders

    • By Roger on 04-24-03

    Regular price: $19.93