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  • A Clockwork Orange

  • Written by: Anthony Burgess
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute masterpiece

  • By Chris Rasmussen on 2018-09-04

This book is wild.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-30

I don't know what I expected when I started to listen to this book, but I was really impressed with how insane this story is. The narrator nails the voices in my opinion. Did a story of its day, it was ahead of its time, and for many of us today it still may be.

Listen to this because you want to listen to a story that is beyond the normal boundaries of conversation in your personal life. Allow this story to let you experience a way of life that you thought never existed though it likely did. Many other non fiction titles make me believe that this likely has roots in reality, though it may be a hard pill to swallow.

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • Written by: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Provides very good arguments

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-01-08

Shining light on drug use and addiction.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-20

Loved this book. It breaks done addiction and drug use while using research and some statistical data to back up the conclusions.

This book gave me a fresh look at drug addiction and how to deal with it.

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 426

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Job!

  • By Dan G on 2017-11-08

Good, but I had higher expectations.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-03

I'll be blunt. I wanted this to be as good as ready player one. It was still a decent book but if you're looking for another book like that, this just doesn't quite do it.


Still worth a listen though.

  • Radical

  • My Journey from Islamist Extremism to a Democratic Awakening
  • Written by: Maajid Nawaz
  • Narrated by: Maajid Nawaz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Born and raised in Essex, Maajid Nawaz was recruited into politicised Islam as a teenager. Abandoning his love of hip-hop music, graffiti and girls, he was recruited into Hizb ut-Tahrir (the Liberation Party), where he played a leading and international role in the shaping and dissemination of an aggressive anti-West narrative. While studying for his Arabic and law degree, he travelled around the UK and to Denmark and Pakistan, setting up new cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surreal.

  • By Justin on 2018-10-08

Surreal.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-08

I had been putting this book off cause I wasn't sure if it would be my thing. I was mistaken. This book is unreal. I couldn't stop until I finished after getting a few chapters in.

  • Coming Apart

  • The State of White America, 1960–2010
  • Written by: Charles Murray
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting book.

  • By Justin on 2018-10-06

An interesting book.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-06

I came away impressed with this book. Well formated arguments and enough statistics to back it. I really appreciated the normative statements that followed the data, I didn't get the feeling that any of the authors conclusions were over reaching.

The book definetly makes you re-evaluate your life a little and see if you've made some of the decisions found in the different social economic classes.

  • The State of Affairs

  • Rethinking Infidelity
  • Written by: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

An affair: It can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, the prohibition against it - in fact it has a tenacity that marriage can only envy. Iconic couples' therapist and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Romantic’s View

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-04-18

Changed my view on affairs.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-01

I had a very black and white view of affairs prior to this book. The many stories within it gave me a much more nuanced position toward them. Esther gives us a glimpse into why affairs happen in the first place from a lot of different view points. A person couldn't live enough lives to get an understanding of affairs like this through personal experience, nor would they want to. This book is really for anyone that wants to peak behind the curtain and understand why people in terrible or happy relationships might cheat.

  • Lying

  • Written by: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and Challenging

  • By Kindle Customer on 2017-10-22

The best long run strategy isn't lying.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-29

Sam argues, in a very coherent manner, that lying when it's expected that honest communication between parties takes place results in distrust in the long run. Relationships can be weakened even over the most trivial lies because often those little white lies come to surface showing your ability to lie to the other party.

After this book, I had to reflect on points in my life where I discovered someone had lied to me or even spread false information that they deemed true. Those relationships definitely aren't as strong as they were before hand, and I believe Sam properly frames why this is.

  • Altered Carbon

  • Written by: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, awful audio quality

  • By Alex on 2018-02-18

Really enjoyed this after watching on Netflix.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-09

I highly recommend this book. It was a little more graphic than I expected, but that just added to how great of an adult story this is for people who love the SciFi genre.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • Written by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • principles are good

  • By Rory Langan on 2018-04-28

Much better than I anticipated.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-12

I thought this book might just be a diary of war stories and military propaganda, but it was so much more than that.

The way Jocko and Lief incorporate the skills they learned in the military into everyday life is really impressive. The way they give a military senario and then show how it applies to the business world really impressive. I rarely listen to books more than once, but this definitely deserves multiple listenings if you want to try an incorporate some of the lessons explained in this book into your everyday life.

  • Ready Player One

  • Written by: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,745
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,499

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing really good I loved any 13+ would love it.

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-01-07

Couldn't put it down.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-17

I was recommended this book by a friend. I don't usually like fiction, but this book blew my mind. I couldn't stop listening.

If you have a passion for old arcade games and 80's pop culture this book will keep you engaged.

The narration is great.