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    • Great Men of Genius, Part 1

    • Bertolt Brecht
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: four "bio-logues" about megalomania and desire constructed from the interleaved life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. In Part 1, he focuses on Bertolt Brecht - playwright, poet, lover of women, and certifiable cad who escaped Nazi Germany, sympathized with the Communists, failed in Hollywood, was persecuted by McCarthy, and redefined world theater.

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Monopoly!

    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In this devastating monologue about monopoly and its discontents, Mike Daisey explores the warped genius of inventor Nikola Tesla and his war with Thomas Edison over electricity - alternating current versus direct current - a battle that etched itself into the streets of New York City itself. This thread loops and whorls around Microsoft's historic antitrust lawsuit.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Truth matters

    • By Judd on 11-08-15

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Great Men of Genius Series

    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: four "bio-logues" about megalomania and desire constructed from the interleaved life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. Over four nights Daisey explores the nature of genius and wrestles with the pride, insanity, and chauvinism that bind these men together, and reveals how the heights and depths of their gifts have much to teach us about ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Diane on 03-23-10

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 21 Dog Years

    • Doing Time @ Amazon.com
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Mike Daisey worked at Amazon.com for nearly two years during the dot-com frenzy of the late nineties. Now that his nondisclosure agreement has expired, he can tell the real story - one that blends tech culture, hero worship, cat litter, Albanian economics, and venture capitalism into a surreal cocktail of delusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 21 Dogs Years

    • By Victoria on 07-29-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • All Stories Are Fiction

    • Games People Play
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • All Stories Are Fiction

    • Just as the Light Fails
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • All Stories Are Fiction

    • On Lacking Conviction
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Janice on 09-18-05

    Regular price: $9.95

    • All Stories Are Fiction

    • Yes, There Will Be Dancing
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • don't bother, good titol, but that is it

    • By Christopher on 04-30-07

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Great Men of Genius, Part 3

    • Nikola Tesla
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: four "bio-logues" about megalomania and desire constructed from the interleaved life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. Nikola Tesla was a mad genius, brilliant scientist, and visionary who sparred with Thomas Edison and died insane and penniless writing love sonnets to pigeons - after bringing the world electricity as we know it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Story Telling !

    • By Elder Statesman Doctor on 03-16-09

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Great Men of Genius, Part 2

    • P. T. Barnum
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: four "bio-logues" about megalomania and desire constructed from the interleaved life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. P.T. Barnum was a gifted entrepreneur, showman, raconteur, hoaxster, and freakshow and circus promoter who changed the face of 19th century America through blatant, shameless lying.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I listened to first half. It's 90% about the speaker and 10

    • By Andy on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Invincible Summer

    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Mike Daisey tells his story of the last glorious summer before everything changed. Starting with the bizarre history of the Manhattan Transit Authority's epic subway system, Daisey maps New York City from the bottom up - a city so unbelievable it could only be true - and paints a picture of his Brooklyn neighborhood before and after 9/11, capturing the personal and social shockwaves of that terrible day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • quite a great performer

    • By Jason on 11-24-08

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Great Men of Genius, Part 4

    • L. Ron Hubbard
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: four "bio-logues" about megalomania and desire constructed from the interleaved life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. L. Ron Hubbard was a bigamist, occultist, and charismatic science-fiction author-turned-guru who took 1950s popular psychiatry by storm and went on to create the Church of Scientology: the most celebrity-driven and litigious organization on Earth.

    Regular price: $6.96

    • All Stories Are Fiction

    • Serenity Through Viciousness
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • All Stories Are Fiction

    • Where Water Meets With Water
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • All Stories Are Fiction

    • Tension is the Great Integrity
    • By: Mike Daisey
    • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Good content, lousy audio

    • By Paul on 04-25-06

    Regular price: $9.95