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    • The Disaster Artist

    • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
    • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" ( Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You Have to Listen to This Book!

    • By Henry Strickler on 08-28-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Extra Lives

    • Why Video Games Matter
    • By: Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Tom Bissell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 457
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      4 out of 5 stars 340
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      4 out of 5 stars 340

    Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of 34. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this copy, the same thing can probably be said of you, or of someone you know.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ever Wonder about Video Games?

    • By Roy on 07-02-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Apostle

    • Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve
    • By: Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Tom Bissell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who were these men? What was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell provides rich and surprising answers to these ancient, elusive questions. He examines not just who these men were (and weren't) but also how their identities have taken shape over the course of two millennia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great read stumbled upon by chance.

    • By Ken Ableman on 04-05-18
    • Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve
    • By: Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Tom Bissell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Disaster Artist

    • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In 2003, an independent film called The Room - starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau - made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles.

    Described by one reviewer as 'like getting stabbed in the head', the $6 million film earned a grand total of $1,800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Over a decade later, The Room is an international cult phenomenon whose legions of fans attend screenings featuring costumes, audience rituals, merchandising, and plastic spoons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Wiseau Impression is worth it alone!

    • By Takeshi Takahashi on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Magic Hours

    • By: Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Tom Bissell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process. He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the final work of David Foster Wallace; from the films of Werner Herzog to the film of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial meeting in which Paula Fox’s work was relaunched into the world. Originally published in magazines such as The Believer, The New Yorker, and Harper’s, these essays represent 10 years of Bissell’s best writing on every aspect of creation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful, expertly written, and very funny.

    • By JimmyHoffa04 on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Flight or Fright

    • By: Stephen King, Bev Vincent, Michael Lewis, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new collection includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, and brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Selected Shorts

    • Wartime Lives
    • By: Tim O'Brien, Maile Meloy, Benjamin Percy, and others
    • Narrated by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Kathleen Chalfant, Oskar Eustis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    What happens to people's lives during times of battle and strife? From the American Revolution to the ongoing war in Iraq, the subject of this collection is how people cope with the dramatic shifts that come with war. Before Independence, a slave fights for freedom by taking up arms for the British; in World War I, a mother goes to the front lines to see her son; and in our time, a teenager in Oregon waits for e-mail from his father in the Middle East.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Father of All Things

    • By: Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Kerin McCue
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From award-winning author Tom Bissell comes a riveting book that offers a fresh perspective on the Vietnam War: that of veterans' adult children. In 2003 Tom and his veteran father, John, traveled to Vietnam, reliving John's experiences in the war while familiarizing themselves with a new and peaceful country.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Know what you are getting into before reading this

    • By Dr. on 11-08-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The New Yorker, August 15th & 22nd 2011: Part 1 (Ryan Lizza, Tom Bissell, James Wood)

    • By: Ryan Lizza, Tom Bissell, James Wood
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Highlights
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    "How Bad Is It?", by John Cassidy; "Leap of Faith", by Ryan Lizza; "Voicebox 360", by Tom Bissell; "Is That All There Is?", by James Wood; and "Maids of Honor", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95