Showing results by author "Sarah Vowell"

Categories

All Categories

8 results
Sort by
    • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Sarah Vowell, John Slattery, Nick Offerman, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,032

    From the best-selling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette - the one Frenchman we could all agree on - and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with instrumental Americans of the time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Already waiting for Sarah Vowell's next adventure

    • By Michael on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Wordy Shipmates

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Sarah Vowell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,653
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 947
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943

    Sarah Vowell's special brand of armchair history makes the bizarre and esoteric fascinatingly relevant and fun. She takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-timey Puritan poetry, where "righteousness" is rhymed with "wilderness," to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. Throughout, The Wordy Shipmates is rich in historical fact, humorous insight, and social commentary by one of America's most celebrated voices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Sarah Vowell

    • By Audiophile on 10-25-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Unfamiliar Fishes

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, John Hodgman, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,893
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,441
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,437

    In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as crucial to our nation's identity, a year when, in an orgy of imperialism, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded Cuba and then the Philippines, becoming a meddling, self-serving, militaristic international superpower practically overnight. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, but celeb narrations are distracting

    • By darrin class on 05-02-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Assassination Vacation

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Conan O'Brien, Stephen King, Dave Eggers, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539

    Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other, a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • extremely entertaining and informative

    • By Rachel on 08-17-05

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Danger of an Incurious President

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    There are an infinite number of questions to ask of history. For instance, is Frederick Douglass being recognized more and more? (Yes, partly because he’s doing an amazing job but mostly because he’s dating Taylor Swift.) Or here’s a basic question we as a species should pose to the 20th century every Aug. 6 (the anniversary of Hiroshima) through 9 (Nagasaki): What if fewer children were killed?

    "The Danger of an Incurious President" is from the August 08, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Sarah Vowell and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Shouting ‘Fire!’ in the Burning West

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

     

    Shouting ‘fire!’ in the burning West

    "Shouting ‘Fire!’ in the Burning West" is from the June 14, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Sarah Vowell and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Sarah Vowell, Conan O'Brien, Seth Green, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,011

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Her essays confront a wide range of subjects, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German Filmmakers; Tom Cruise and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. The result is an engrossing audiobook, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best surprises on AUDIBLE.COM!!

    • By Doggy Bird on 04-14-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Bugs, Weeds, Gophers: A Trump-TV Antithesis Tackles Real Problems

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

     

    ‘Montana AG Live’ offers taxpayers a speck of reassurance that a republic administered by a fair, competent and good-humored bureaucracy might still exist.

    "Bugs, Weeds, Gophers: A Trump-TV Antithesis Tackles Real Problems" is from the September 17, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Sarah Vowell and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95