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  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation

  • Written by: Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    4 out of 5 stars 33

Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate; she works an easy job at a hip art gallery and lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A waste of your time

  • By Jtoronto on 2019-01-02

A waste of your time

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Reviewed: 2019-01-02

Boring superficial lacking focus or a plot. Don’t bother with this one. Worthless book but great performance

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  • I Am Dynamite!

  • A Life of Nietzsche
  • Written by: Sue Prideaux
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Nietzsche wrote that all philosophy is autobiographical, and in this vividly compelling, myth-shattering biography, Sue Prideaux brings listeners into the world of this brilliant, eccentric, and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand history's most misunderstood philosopher.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful. Don’t miss the opportunity

  • By Jtoronto on 2018-12-02

Wonderful. Don’t miss the opportunity

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Reviewed: 2018-12-02

This is a fantastic account of a great philosopher. Very well written and superbly read.

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

  • Written by: Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't translate well into an audio format

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-12

Wonderful and insightful

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Reviewed: 2018-11-16

Undoubtedly a dense book, the subject and its main focus is complex and has a long history. Piketty does a wonderful job of collecting, analyzing and deriving appropriately justified and far reaching conclusions about money an inequality.

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