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    • The Last Days of August

    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a Twitter pile-on by fellow porn professionals. A month later, August’s husband Kevin connected with the writer Jon Ronson so they could piece together the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realised was that Ronson would soon hear rumours and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great naration and music

    • By Yanca lai on 2019-01-13

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Butterfly Effect

    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Join best-selling author Jon Ronson as he traces the story of one very strange butterfly effect: What happened after a teen in Brussels figured out how to make porn free and easily accessible on the internet. Traveling from the tech world of Silicon Valley to the San Fernando Valley, where most porn films were made, you learn the consequences of free porn, which turn out to be mysterious, shocking, sad, and, at times, even surprisingly sweet. A 7-part series takes you on a journey to places you’ll never expect. [Explicit]

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, terrible narrator

    • By Athanasios Condax on 2018-04-13

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • view changing.

    • By Allan on 2018-10-19

    Price: CDN$ 21.48

    • Them: Adventures with Extremists

    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room. The journey is as creepy as it is comic, and along the way Jon is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Ronson's Most Compelling Listens

    • By Ben J Redant on 2017-11-15

    Price: CDN$ 21.48

    • The Elephant in the Room

    • A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the "Alt-Right"
    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    'But Hillary is a known Luciferian,' he tried. 'She's not a known Luciferian,' I said. 'Well, yes and no,' he said. In The Elephant in the Room, Jon Ronson, the New York Times best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, Them and So You've Been Publicly Shamed, travels to Cleveland at the height of summer to witness the Republican National Convention.

    Price: CDN$ 11.59

    • The Men Who Stare at Goats

    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror.

    Price: CDN$ 21.48

    • The Psychopath Test

    • A Journey Through the Madness Industry
    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative and interesting story

    • By bernard brunu on 2018-09-26

    Price: CDN$ 32.41

    • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. He has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Collected here from various sources (including The Guardian and GQ America) are the best of his adventures.

    Price: CDN$ 27.21

    • Frank

    • The True Story that Inspired the Movie
    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This became the subject of feverish speculation during his zenith years. Together, they rode relatively high. Then it all went wrong. Twenty-five years later and Jon has co-written a movie, Frank, inspired by his time in this great and bizarre band. Frank is set for release in 2014, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleeson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

    • The True Story that Inspired the Movie
    • Written by: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Release date: 2014-01-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 2.86

    • One for the Trouble

    • Book Slam, Volume One
    • Written by: Irvine Welsh, Jon Ronson, William Boyd, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Milward, Hari Kunzru, Simon Armitage, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One for the Trouble: Book Slam, Volume One is the first release from the UK’s premier literary event. Eighteen Book Slam alumni, from household names like Irvine Welsh and William Boyd to newcomers like Kate Tempest and Sophie Woolley, were approached to take a song title for inspiration for a new short story or poem. Some took this literally (Jon McGregor’s moving reimagining of A House’s 'Endless Art', for example); others suggestively....

    Price: CDN$ 10.92