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    • 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 2,164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975

    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

    • 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 1,860
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,415
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,413

    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 Wordy Shipmates

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Sarah Vowell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 927
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 923

    Sarah Vowell's special brand of armchair history makes the bizarre and esoteric fascinatingly relevant and fun. She takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-timey Puritan poetry, where "righteousness" is rhymed with "wilderness," to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. Throughout, The Wordy Shipmates is rich in historical fact, humorous insight, and social commentary by one of America's most celebrated voices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Sarah Vowell

    • By Audiophile on 10-25-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Sarah Vowell, Conan O'Brien, Seth Green, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 998
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 997

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Her essays confront a wide range of subjects, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German Filmmakers; Tom Cruise and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. The result is an engrossing audiobook, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best surprises on AUDIBLE.COM!!

    • By Doggy Bird on 04-14-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

    • All the Wrong Questions
    • By: Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated by: Jon Scieszka, Terry Gross, Sarah Vowell, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a gurgled message is being transmitted by walkie-talkie - strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Called upon to investigate these suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable diversion

    • By bigdjunta on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $17.12

    • File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

    • All the Wrong Questions, Book 3
    • By: Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated by: Jon Scieszka, Terry Gross, Sarah Vowell, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a gurgled message is being transmitted by walkie-talkie - strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Called upon to investigate these suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. .

    Regular price: $15.29