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    • The People's Tycoon

    • By: Steven Watts
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Ford's outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography. The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By John on 04-26-09

    Regular price: $55.93

    • Mr. Playboy

    • Hugh Hefner and the American Dream
    • By: Steven Watts
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    When Hugh Hefner quit his job at Esquire to start a magazine called Playboy, he didn't just want to make money, he wanted to make dreams come true. In this wise and penetrating biography, intellectual historian Steven Watts looks at what Hugh Hefner went on to become and how he took America with him. Hefner became one of the most hated and envied celebrities in America, standing just barely on the wrong side of decency - with as many as seven million subscribers to his magazine.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By J. Taliadoros on 02-03-09
    • Hugh Hefner and the American Dream
    • By: Steven Watts
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 10-06-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 50 ratings

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Self-Help Messiah

    • Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America
    • By: Steven Watts
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    An illuminating biography of the man who taught Americans "how to win friends and influence people."

    Before Stephen Covey, Oprah Winfrey, and Malcolm Gladwell there was Dale Carnegie. His book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, became a best seller worldwide, and Lifemagazine named him one of the "most important Americans of the twentieth century." This is the first full-scale biography of this influential figure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Walking the talk

    • By J. M. Batista on 11-25-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2

    • By: Elizabeth Bear, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Vanessa Hart, J. P. Linton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Here is an unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction short stories published in 2009 by current and emerging masters of the genre, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Erosion",l by Ian Creasey, a man tests the limits of his exo-suit prior to leaving a dying earth. In "As Women Fight", by Sara Genge, a hunter has no time to train for a fight to inhabit his wife's body in a society of body-switchers....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a great year...

    • By Barry on 10-04-10

    Regular price: $25.19