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    • Vacationland

    • True Stories from Painful Beaches
    • By: John Hodgman
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230

    John Hodgman - New York Times best-selling author, semifamous personality, deranged millionaire, increasingly elderly husband, father, and human of Earth - has written a memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home in Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called Vacationland, home to the most painful beaches on Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your typical coming of age story

    • By Tiffany Pearce on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • You Can't Touch My Hair

    • And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
    • By: Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams - foreword
    • Narrated by: Phoebe Robinson, John Hodgman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216

    Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: She's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend", as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn't that...white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. The. Time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phoebe, You Rock

    • By Kate on 12-02-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • After On

    • A Novel of Silicon Valley
    • By: Rob Reid
    • Narrated by: Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Felicia Day, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467

    Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it. But what's the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All-too-real commentary on web culture

    • By Richard W Fronapfel Jr on 08-01-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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 2,142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959

    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

    • Year Zero

    • A Novel
    • By: Rob Reid
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,161

    Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Performance by Hodgman

    • By Robert on 08-15-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 1,847
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,404
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,402

    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

    • The Areas of My Expertise

    • By: John Hodgman
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 537

    In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Although best sellers such as Poor Richard's Almanack and The Book of Lists were certainly valuable, they also were largely true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Margot Vigeant on 09-20-06

    Regular price: $24.50

    • That Is All

    • By: John Hodgman
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 412

    John Hodgman completes his vision with That Is All, the last book in a trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Like its predecessors, That Is All compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes. It picks up exactly where More Information left off - specifically, at page 596 - and finally completes Complete World Knowledge, just in time for the return of Quetzalcoatl and the end of human history in 2012.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Highs, Weird Lows

    • By Mathew on 12-04-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • More Information Than You Require

    • By: John Hodgman
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,021
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 546

    Welcome to the paperless (or "audiobook") edition of More Information Than You Require, a further compendium of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE assembled and illumined by John Hodgman, a Famous Minor Television Personality. It contains all of the half-truths, fake trivia, amazing made-up facts, and molemanic lore as the paper edition, narrated here by Resident Expert John Hodgman, occasionally interrupted by this veritable extravaganza of illustrious and sometimes presumptuous guests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Hodgman

    • By Bobby on 11-01-09

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Dimension of Miracles

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,095

    Dimension of Miracles is a satirical science fiction novel first published by Dell in 1968. It's about Tom Carmody, a New Yorker who, thanks to a computer error, wins the main prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes. Tom claims his prize before the error is discovered and is allowed to keep it. However, since Tom is a human from Earth without galactic status and no space traveling experience, he has no homing instinct that can guide him back to Earth once his odyssey begins - and the galactic lottery organizers cannot transport him home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily The Best Title I've Encountered on Audible

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $19.95

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    • A Novel
    • By: Warren Ellis
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: Foresight strategists are civil futurists who think about geoengineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom; strategic forecasters are spook futurists, who think about geopolitical upheaval and drone warfare and ways to prepare clients for Our Coming Doom. The former are paid by nonprofits and charities, the latter by global security groups and corporate think tanks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully, wickedly fun

    • By M. A. Lewis on 05-06-17

    Regular price: $16.79

    • Iterating Grace

    • Heartfelt Wisdom and Disruptive Truths from Silicon Valley's Top Venture Capitalists
    • By: Koons Crooks
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    From Buzzfeed to Tumblr to Fusion, people were puzzled and enthralled by the story of Koons Crooks, a young man who took the Twittered musings of the Silicon Valley elite to heart - and ended up on a profoundly unexpected path, leaving behind only the lovingly hand-calligraphed tweets that had meant so much to him. His story struck an immediate chord. There were competing efforts to identify the author of Iterating Grace; blog posts and lengthy comment threads pointed fingers at writers all over the country.

    • Heartfelt Wisdom and Disruptive Truths from Silicon Valley's Top Venture Capitalists
    • By: Koons Crooks
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Release date: 12-15-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $4.72