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  • Fahrenheit 451

  • Written by: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A dystopian tale relevant today

  • By Tee on 2018-06-13

A gut-wrenching classic, terrifyingly relevant

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-12

This book stands the test of time so well. Brilliantly written; it's a warning of how easily critical thought can be overtaken and how easily we are consumed and entertained by bread and circuses.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • Special Edition
  • Written by: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, Ray Porter, Margaret Atwood, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Claire Danes!

  • By Amy Fournier on 2018-08-08

A collage of historically disregarded sacrifice

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-10

This is poignant and so relevant. All powerful people know that to control the population, you must control the women. How better to do this than by the manipulation of faith and the spread of misinformation and scapegoating? It's chilling to think how close to the truth this may become if we don't pay attention.
This book is magnificently written and a must read for all thoughtful, intelligent human beings.

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  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  • Written by: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-06

Really good and quite relevant!

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-02

I found this book forced me to have many stunning revelations! There is a passage speaking to the fact that people must stand for democracy and the republic not the institutions surrounding them. The institutions are put in place as supports for democracy and they can go off course so people must be willing to stand for the freedom of democracy itself. The whole book is begging people to wake from a brainwashed state and take what they are due. Brilliant.

  • Go the F--k to Sleep

  • Written by: Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Parent Guidebook ever!!

  • By Michelle Kyle on 2019-02-05

The true pain of putting young kids to bed!

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-26

The internal voice we all hear when having a rough bedtime night. I laughed! I cried! It is very relatable. Loved it.