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    • Guarding Sing Sing
    • By: Ted Conover
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    As he struggles to be a good officer, Ted Conover angers inmates, dodges blows, works to balance decency with toughness, and participates in prison rituals - strip frisks, cell searches, cell "extractions" - that exact a toll on inmates and officers alike. The tale begins with the corrections academy and ends with the flames and smoke of New Year's Eve on Conover's floor of the notorious B-Block. Along the way, Conover also recounts the history of Sing Sing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE BEST BOOK ON PRISON LIFE I HAVE EVER READ!!!

    • By Steve Horwitz on 06-27-09
    • Guarding Sing Sing
    • By: Ted Conover
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 10-17-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 290 ratings

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Routes of Man

    • How Roads are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today
    • By: Ted Conover
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Roads bind our world—metaphorically and literally—transforming landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit them. Roads have unparalleled power to impact communities, unite worlds and sunder them, and reveal the hopes and fears of those who travel them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Travel Log

    • By Roy on 04-19-10
    • How Roads are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today
    • By: Ted Conover
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 02-09-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Rolling Nowhere

    • By: Ted Conover
    • Narrated by: Ted Conover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Riding the rails, Ted Conover tasted the life of a tramp with companions like Pistol Pete, BB, and Sheba Sheila Sheils. From them he learned survival skills - how to "read" a freight train, scavenge for food and clothing, avoid the railroad "bulls." He was initiated into the customs of their unique, shadowy society - men and women bound together by a mutual bond of failure, camaraderie, and distrust.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not the Best

    • By Ian on 07-28-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Fair Ophelia

    • By: Ted Conover
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ophelia Dahl traveled from Buckinghamshire to Haiti in 1983 and fell in love with the country and with Paul Farmer, a recent graduate of Duke who would become a famous doctor. With others they founded Partners in Health, the groundbreaking global health organization. Then came the split, new partners, new disaster in Haiti, and a search for solutions that might, in Tracy Kidder's words, "heal the world".

    Regular price: $2.99